Grianan of Aileach

Grianan of Aileach

Regular price €30.00

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Product Information

Minimal Style Poster of Grianan of Aileach, Burt, Co. Donegal, Eire. 

Giclée print on 190gsm archival matte paper. Carefully rolled in acid free tissue paper and presented in sturdy transportable tubes. 

The Story

This was the place to build a ring fort in 1700BC. Grianan boasts 360 degree views of the countryside - from the hills of Donegal and its peninsulas to the hills of Co. Derry and beyond. Restored in the 1870s, the fort is believed to have been built by Tuatha de Danann before the Celts arrived. It acted as a burial monument and a strategic fort.

This view captures the fort 250m above Lough Swilly with views of Inch Island and Fanad Head on the left and the Inishowen peninsula on the right. Below the fort lies some of the most fertile land in the county. A place high on the list for any Donegal visitor. 

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