Grianan Fort, Burt, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland
First constructed around 1700 BC (probably with earthen walls) by the Tuatha de Danann. An Grianan Fort was once a seat of power were the ‘O’Neill Kings’ reigned from for over 700 years. An Grianan of Aileach is the best known monument in Inishowen & easily one of the greatest in all Ireland. Situated along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way on a hilltop 800 feet above sea level the view from Aileach is breathtakingly beautiful. Legend states that the giants of Inishowen (Princes of Aileach) are lying sleeping under this hill but when a hidden sacred sword is removed from this ring fort, they will return back to life reclaiming their ancient lands!