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Caherconnell Stone Fort

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Address: Caherconnell, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 708 9999
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Description: Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the...
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 Burren Ireland.The fort is in its original state. Its position, overlooking virtually all-surrounding areas suggests a defensive settlement. Archaeological excavations take place each summer in association with 'CAFS' - Caherconnell Archaeological Field School- an International Field School accredited by NUI, Galway. As well as a trip to the Fort, visitors can also take in the Burren's Premier Sheepdog Demonstrations at Caherconnell,enjoying the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in the natural habitat of the Burren.
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Historic Ring Fort, Sheepdog Demo and great food

We enjoyed the demo with the dogs best. They were fun to watch. We learned about the sheep, the farm. The archaeologists working on site impressed me - I enjoyed the ancient site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You have to be interested in ancient history to appreciate this. I thought it was just OK, but my wife loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have come here a number of times before but with young children, they always get something more out of it each time as they grow up. For the children (and for us if the truth be told!) the highlight was the sheepdog demonstration. Ring ahead to get the times and you can plan your day better with lunch etc.... More 

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Chester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went there for the sheep herding demonstration. The fort was neat but not terribly interesting, but we had some time to kill until the next show. We were told the s how might start late as they were waiting on an arriving tour bus. When it was time to go out for the demonstration, the tour group was already there... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a bronze-age site in the Burren. It is an impressive ring fort in very good condition where there is an on-going archeological dig. We found it a bit overpriced, but an interesting historic site to visit. The audio-visual presentation is quite good, but the best info was in the printed booklet. We did not pay the additional fee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed the demo with the dogs best. They were fun to watch. We learned about the sheep, the farm. The archaeologists working on site impressed me - I enjoyed the ancient site for the farmstead. Their cafe is great. Good service super friendly, a great latte, scone and we brought a block of their cheese for the evening. Well... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you research this place you will find that it is not a "fort" as in a structure designed for safety but is a historic town or homestead. Interesting to see the dry stacked stone walls and some archeological excavations are still occurring. I did not find it very interesting and it really was not worth the time or cost.

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The ring fort here was still in its original condition as when it had been built. The walls are well formed and you can see easily where the houses would have been. A current archeological dig is discovering more about the ring fort each year. Be sure to visit the farm and watch a demonstration of sheep herding by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great sheepdog demonstration, highly recommend. The owner was very kind and answered any questions, let you try the commands. Dont miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was, by far, one of our most enjoyable stops while visiting Ireland. We had such a personal visit with the staff and owner. We first enjoyed a delightful lunch in the cafe. Soon after we enjoyed watching the sheep dogs working hand in hand with the handler. He took the time to talk to us and answer all questions.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Plan on seeing both the fort and the sheepdog demonstration. The Caherconnell Cashel is an archaeological project which made it all the more interesting. We were able to wander all through the structures and there is excellent information provided to explain the project and putting the fort into perspective. When we saw the sheep dog demonstration it was in the... More 

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Address: Caherconnell, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 708 9999
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Caherconnell

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