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  1. 31 st August 2013 Achieved its first feature in the group Your Country’s Best
  1. 29 th August 2013 View Count reached 2,001

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.

History of This image on RedBubble

  1. 31 st August 2013 Achieved its first feature in the group Your Country’s Best
  1. 29 th August 2013 View Count reached 2,001
  2. 30th September 2012 view count reached 1,001
  3. 2nd February 2012 view count reached 530
  4. 2nd March 2011 it had been viewed 100 times.*
  5. 16th July 2010 was uploaded to RedBubble

Techie Photographic Details
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.

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Comments

  • egcleveland
    egclevelandalmost 4 years ago

    Cool looking fort!
    Did you do your pan magic with this one?

  • Thanks Eddie, I actually shot a panorama there a few years ago (the last time I was on that island):

    I was never really happy with the light in that one – a bit flat … so I couldn’t resist re-shooting it last week! It won’t get stitched before I head away again tomorrow :-( … but it will be here eventually! George

    – George Row

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot, George. What a fascinating place. Agnes xx

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp8 months ago

    Great capture, George!

  • Marie,
    Thank You for Featuring in “Your Country’s Best” and especially thanks for all the work you do running the group.

    – George Row

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