Built sometime around the year A.D. 950, this rugged early medieval ring fort was used as a defensive structure for at least 200 years. It’s one of the best-preserved ruins of its kind in Ireland; the dry stone walls are around 3m (9 3/4 ft.) tall in places, and equally as thick. Today it’s partly under the care of an archaeology school, so you’ll often see students at work. There’s a visitor center with a cafe and an exhibition focusing on the Burren’s forts, dolmens, and other ancient monuments. More entertainingly, you can also see sheepdog demonstrations at the fort from March to October; visit the website to find out when.
County Clare› Attraction
Caherconnell Stone Fort
On R480, 1km (3/4 mi) north of the Poulnabrone Dolmen, near Carran, Co. Clare.
Our Rating Hours July–Aug 10am–6pm; May–June and Sept 10am–5:30pm; Mar–Apr and Oct 10:30am–5pm; closed Nov–Feb Phone 065/708-9999 Prices Admission to fort €7 adults; €6 seniors and students; €4 children under 12; €17 families. Sheepdog demos: €5 adults; €3 children under 12; €15 families. Joint ticket fort & demos: €10 adults; €8 seniors and students; €6 children under 12; €25 families Web site Caherconnell Stone Fort
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