Although off the beaten path this wonderful castle ruin is spectacular. You can see the fields of green in all directions. The kids loved climbing in the windows for photos. We use is as a break on our drive from Dublin to Adare. It is right outside of Portlaiose.
This is not a site for the feint hearted or anyone poor in health, but it is still worth a visit. One of the landmarks of County Offaly. Not to be missed.
Free OPW site. My friends said it was well cleared of vegetation since their last visit. The view on a clear evening was spectacular. Mind your ankles and let your spirits soar.
I had learned about the Rock of Dunamase by looking up filming locations for the movie Leap Year. Even though in the movie, they called in Ballycarbery Castle AND it was greatly added to by use of CGI, I really wanted to visit. We were staying in Carlow, and it was a fairly short drive to site. All I can... 更多