Places to visit

Ballyallaban Ring Fort - An Rath

This is an earthen walled fort surrounded by a ditch.

Caherdooneerish Stone Fort

This fort is about twenty metres in diameter with walls standing at four metres in places.

Dromagorteen Stone Circle

This is a good site to visit and made up of thirteen stones, with a central boulder burial. It is positioned in regard to astronomical and ceremonial importance. To take full advantage of this site and others of interest in the immediate area, we suggest you visit the Bonane Heritage Park, Kenmare. Visit Bonane Heritage Park's website for up to date information.

Kenmare Stone Circle

This is a boulder burial with large seven ton capstone supported by a number of stones and surrounded by fifteen stones.

Staigue Stone Fort

This restored stone fort with walls reaching about five and half metres in height in places and four meters thick at it's base. It encloses an area of about 27 metres in diameter and surrounded by a wide ditch. Within the structure are passages and stairways. It dates back to the Iron Age between 300AD and 400AD.

Eightercua Stone Row

This stone row stretches over 25 metres in length with the tallest stone being about ten feet in height.

Coom Wedge Tomb

It is covered by a large capstone of about three metres long supported by slabs and uncovered stones at the entrance.

Skellig Michael - Sceilig Mhichil Monastery

This Gaelic monastery dates back to the early seventh century. It stands high on this island rock in the Atlantic Ocean about nine miles from the Iveragh peninsula County Kerry coast. The island of Skellig Michael is linked in pagan legend to the 'Tuatha Dé Danann' Celtic peoples who held the sea and islands as important centres in their mythical beliefs. One such legend is Manannán mac Lir, a sea deity in Irish mythology linked to the 'Tuatha Dé Danaan' also widely known in Scottish and particularly Manx legend.


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