Dun Eochla Stone Fort on Inishmore, with standing tourist.
Dun Eochla is a circular bivallate (double walled) stone fort located near the highest point on Inishmore (Arainn), the largest of the Aran Islands. It is an Irish Historic Monument in the care of the Irish Board of Works.
It was subjected to some restoration work in the late 19th Century. The original construction date of Dun Eochla is estimated to be between 550 and 800AD. It is thought to have been the dwelling place for an extended family and their animals. It may have replaced an even older settlement.
It is a dry stone wall type construction. The main inner wall is 5m high at its highest point and 3.5m thick.
It has not been excavated so the date that is ascribed to it is based on the visible remains.
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Taken on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70 zoom lens at 70mm. Exposure: f18 1/320. Minimal post-production processing in Aperture.