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Bonane Heritage Park

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Address: Signposted off N71 Glengarriff Road | Bonane, Ireland
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+353 85 767 7869

Discover a wealth of archaeological sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron...

Discover a wealth of archaeological sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age up to pre-famine times all in close proximity along a 2km walkway; including a Stone Circle, Ringfort, Bullaun Stone and Fulacht Fiadh. It's not only for those interested in history and archaeology but for walkers, photographers, heritage-seekers and anyone looking for stunning scenery and peaceful surroundings. Situated 10 km from Kenmare, Co Kerry, on the N71, set within the beautiful surroundings of Bonane and the Sheen Valley Heritage Area. Open to visitors year round.

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So much history in one spot. Everything you remember learning at school! €4 or €10 for a family and worth every penny. Steep uphill climb for a bit but the views are amazing and... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history in one spot. Everything you remember learning at school! €4 or €10 for a family and worth every penny. Steep uphill climb for a bit but the views are amazing and so much to see; ring fort, stone circles, famine ruins, fulacht fiadh, standing stones...oh and a little fairy forest too - only a ten minute drive... More 

Thank Trudy H
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We found this as we were driving by, and it was such an adorable treasure of our trip. First there is this small path that would be DELIGHTFUL for kids (we enjoyed the hell out of it too) as it's full of fairy houses and you feel like you're in a magical little fairy forest. Then the main path takes... More 

Thank Boaz H
Radcliff KY
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Bonane Heritage Park is a great site to picture how the Irish lived hundreds of years ago. Standing in the Ring Fort gives you a great perspective of how it was built to provide a clan security and also the ability to observe threats from two different valleys. The Stone Circle demonstrates how it was built to worship and... More 

Thank stract3
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited Bonane and found it to be an extremely worthwhile attraction. It takes about an hour if you walk the full park and take the time to read the informative markers and take time to soak it all in. It is a great place to take a walk as far as the fitness aspect since there is a bit... More 

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We discovered we should have planned a longer visit to take in all that this park has to offer. We were only able to walk up to the stone circle and to see the remains of the "famine cottage," which in itself called for a healthy hike from the parking area--very, very well worth it. The natural beauty of the... More 

Thank Brian L
Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

We came here for a visit on Tuesday 23rd Feb 2016 and were lucky to have a beautiful day. The walks are not easy but also not too bad just steep hills in places but worth it for the views and the archaeological sites. The man at the gate was friendly and chatty. We would recommend this park for a... More 

2 Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Neat spot easily accessible off main road. We went mostly as an afterthought to our visit in Kenmare. Steep is the right word, as it's a bit of a climb to the good stuff from the car park. It's worth the trip if you can make it up the hillside. Relics from both the ancient and relatively recent past await.... More 

3 Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

we were staying in kenmare at "virginia's guesthouse" and wanted a bit of a walk. my husband came across this site online, only a 10 minute drive out from kenmare. a good sized carpark, hardly anyone there. my husband had a bad back and was unable to carry on. a steep, short walk to the druids walk. that was the... More 

1 Thank jarmwr40
Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

We were having a little road trip, the intention was to head for Glengarriff and then see where we'd go, and I saw the sign for the park and thought it would be a nice place to stretch out legs for a bit, so we turned off the N71 and followed the signposts to the entrance. The lady in the... More 

4 Thank orla99913
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Very nice park with a collection archaeological/historical treasures in close proximity. Really nice view of the valley (we were there on a dry bright day). The path is graveled and well maintained. The way is pretty steep up but we managed it with a double buggy. Would love to go back again when kids a older. The park is run... More 

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