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Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland , offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well - preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts which are to be found in the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit worried when I saw the large car park and the flags fluttering outside, but I needn't have been. This is good archaeology, beautifully presented. The site has been well-developed using traditional techniques and it is immaculate. The Mountain View cafe is...More

Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here after seeing The Burren and spent about two hours. There is plenty of parking at the front entrance. Make sure you make it for the sheep herding demonstration otherwise I would not recommend the trip. There is a gift shop and café...More

Thank viagero05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love forts in Ireland. They are so majestic.After you check out the fort, go see the sheep herding. It is an interesting experience and I enjoyed learning about it.

Thank Abby M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee of 4 euro per person is a bit expensive for such a small site. Basically you see the remains of a small stone fort and receive a pamphlet for a self guided tour. I suppose the money goes toward preservation and the...More

1  Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As merely a book reader of the series I have to use my imagination, but the idea of the wildling fort with the one man and lots of women kept coming to mind here.. amazing piece of history. During the week it must be great...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip there and the views along the way are a large reason to visit. The stone fort is an interesting archaeological sight and the sheep dog demo is a fun add on. There is a nice little cafe there if you need a snack...More

Thank Justin O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love the Irish ring forts, and this one was just terrific. The car park is easy to navigate, and then one takes a self guided tour. You've given a pamphlet that describes numbered sights in and around the fort that is very helpful....More

Thank GJS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A dream come true for me, finally got to see a bordercollie live in action herding sheep. Unbelievable co-operation with the Master John who kindly explained us all we wanted to know. Ten points! No need to be worry about the weather, you won’t get...More

1  Thank Pauska66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like nature, history and animals it's a must. It's not easy to go there without a care but worth the hassle. I especially loved the demonstration of the sheep dogs how eager they are to work. there is also a nice little cafe...More

1  Thank Susanne G
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The entire facility was nicely presented, but the sheepdog presentation stole the show for us! The owner did a wonderful job explaining his ability to master his dogs with verbal commands and whistling sounds, then displaying his craft working the dogs while they worked the...More

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Heather M
23 May 2017|
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Response from domhnall_kaps | Reviewed this property |
You can just buy your tickets upon arrival at the fort, but check the website for the sheepdog demonstration times for the day you plan on visiting.
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Poshpom
11 February 2017|
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Response from biarritz99 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant and bathrooms at the site. The sheepdog demonstration is behind the restaurant and lasts about 30 minutes. The site is a 3 minute walk and how long you spend depends on your level of interest.i think we... More
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Dutchie98
8 March 2015|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
If there on a Sunday sometimes finding place to eat can be tricky as usually all you can get for dinner is a toastie. One of our favorite ruins is Kilmacduagh Abbey. No admission, always "open". You can get visitor guide... More
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