Construction started at Dun Aengus Stone Fort on Inishmore (Aran Islands) in 1,100 BCE, and straddles both the Bronze and Iron ages. It’s an amazing feat of engineering, and when one walks through it’s hallowed gates, it’s easy to see how simple it would be to protect this location.
The Aran Islands lie off the coast near Galway Ireland. They’re windswept, majestic and some of the most serene places I’ve seen on my travels. One can either travel by bus, horse and wagon, or hire a bike and see the islands themselves. Inishmore is the largest of the Aran Islands.