A Texan in Ireland 12/15
Dun Aengus (or Dún Aonghasa) is one of the oldest stone forts in Western Europe. Originally built around 6,000 years ago, Dun Aengus was built to defend a small settlement on the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor. It then fell into disuse as the islands became abandoned. Dun Aengus would be used during the Medieval ages as a Christian monastery. Dun Aengus is unique for its age but also its location. It is situated directly ontop of the cliff overlooking the Atlantic. Each year a little part of the fort falls into the ocean as the cliff recedes. Dun Aengus is without a doubt one of the most spectacular locations I've seen on this trip. The location and history combine to create a truly fantastic experience.