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Cahergall Fort
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

We just saw the little sign pointing out a ring fort and followed the road to get to Cahergall. We trekked up the hill and instantly fell in love with the place - gorgeous views of the Ring of Kerry and you can see Ballycarbery Castle a little way down the road. The fort itself is just so much fun to climb - our 10 year old daughter and I had a race to see who could get around each half faster. It's not that there is all that much to see, but it has such a magical feeling to it. We are so glad we saw the sign!

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Reviewed 5 June 2011

This is another beautiful fort. Not as complete as the Leacanabuaile Fort but still good. It is next to the Leacanabuaile Fort and you will have to walk but it is worth it because along the way are wild blackberry's. Very tasty. DO NOT MISS!

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Reviewed 5 May 2011

If you are doing the Ring of Kerry, make sure you stop off at Cahersiveen, visit Ballycarberry Castle and the 2 ancient ring forts beside it.
They are a little walk up a small, gentle hill and they are free access. i'm sure adults and kids alike will love scarmbling over and up the walls and this fort is the more impressive of the 2. If its a nice day, you could spend and hour or two here. Imagine what it would have been like 1000 years ago when it was built. Majestic and amazing!

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Reviewed 20 July 2008

Cahergall and Leacanabuale ring forts are located side by side. The one closest to you is completely reconstructed, and therefore is as perfect an example of a ring fort as you will find in the area (and there are many!)-- if not the most authentic. While Stague Fort, also on the Ring of Kerry, is in a much more picturesque setting, Cahergall has the advantage of being climb-able, and you can better check out the construction, tiny rooms, and view from the top. Therefore, its probably the best ring fort in County Kerry, and after seeing it (and climbing on it!) the others probably won't seem like much to look at.

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Reviewed 31 May 2007

The Cahergall Fort in Cahersiveen is one of tru beauty. In most guides you will find descriptions to "Staigue Fort" in Castlecove. True, there is a lot of information on this site, but it is also the most touristic. Cahergall fort just did that little bit extra for me. It's pretty, well conserved, not too crowded and set in a beautiful surrounding with nice views all over. When you're there, also see the Ballycarberry Castle if you like ancient buildings and some background on them.

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