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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland , offers you the opportunity to visit an... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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hardinsburg, KY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We didn't check out the fort since we were a little pressed for time and had come specifically to see the dogs. We had just happened to see a brochure while at the Cliffs of Mohrer and decided to go here and I am so glad we did. My daughter and I were with a group of non English speaking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Interesting site, and getting more so with the continuing excavations. Excellent fun watching John and the working dogs - even more so when he invites people to have a try. As for the cafe, you have to try Marie's scones, even if you have to wait for them out of the oven. Thanks Marie for sharing your recipe.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went to Caherconnell during our recent trip to the Burren. As we were a little stuck for time we did not visit the stone fort but we did not want to go home without seeing the sheep dogs. The demonstration gave us an excellent overview of the work these beautiful dogs do. First a young sheep dog called Lee... More

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Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our unexpected stop at Caherconnell was one of the highlights of our week in Ireland. Our group of 4 arrived just in time to watch John and his dogs and learn about herding before we checked out the fort. The demo and fort were both very interesting and well worth a visit. The cafe offers a nice variety of items... More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for your review and for taking the time for an unexpected stop at Caherconnell. We are glad to hear that your visit was a good one and that you enjoyed your visit to the Fort and Demos. Lucky you, getting to sit outside and enjoy the cheese platter! The weather doesn't always allow it, so you... More

Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited Caherconnel today with my 4 children. We don't live too far away and we were having a "free" day in the Burren - so we didn't visit the stone fort on this occasion. (Although we have visited the fort before - which is interesting and worth a visit if history is your thing). But I wanted to recommend... More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very nice review of our Cafe! The Cafe does sometimes get overlooked, but the food there is delicious and there is something for everyone on the menu. Favourites with customers would be, (as mentioned) the carrot cake, Goats Cheese Salad with beetroot, croutons and balsamic dressing, the BLT with honey and mustard mayonnaise and... More

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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The fort was well preserved and the presentation is very nice. The admission price included a tour book which was very high quality. We could not figure out how to see the sheep dog demonstration from the fort. Otherwise we had a nice visit.

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this review

Thank you Shibumi 365 for your review! Our booklet took some time to put together. A lot of work (and archaeological excavation!) was involved so we are glad to hear that you were happy with the quality. Sorry to hear you missed the sheepdog demonstrations, but if you are ever back in Co.Clare again, please come and visit us, we... More

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This stone fort is an exceptionally well preserved example and is over 1000 years old. The AV presentation was excellent and really brought to life how, and who, lived here centuries ago. It was great and really interesting. There's a welcoming coffee shop too where we relaxed after looking at the fort and the sheepdog demonstration. What to say about... More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The amount of time, patience and effort involved in training Rose, Lee and Sally is immense and we think it really shows when people see the demonstrations. It is such a bonus when people acknowledge all of John & Greg's hard work, thank you again. It was also nice to see that you... More

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The fort was very interesting and well documented, and the lunch was fresh and varied. However the highlight for us was the sheepdog demo. The young man doing the demo was charming and entertaining and was very good with the kids. The dogs are well trained but showed their independent spirit at times which added to the entertainment. We learnt... More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this review

Hi Millie, Thank you for your review. We are so glad that your family enjoyed your trip to Caherconnell.It is nice that you had to time to enjoy all that we have to offer here and that the experience was a positive one for everybody! More

London, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I came here on the way to the Cliffs of Moher, this is a good stop to make, it was interesting to see the fort which is thousands of years old, I came on a sunny day, so it was nice to walk around it. There is also a room you can go in where you can watch a video... More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Caherconnell Zoe and for taking the time to write a review. Caherconnell Fort is an incredible site in terms of archaeological significance, and as the ongoing digs during our International Field School progress each year we learn more and more about the site and it's inhabitants. There is no where more beautiful on a sunny day! More

Massachusetts
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58 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is an nicely presented example of an ancient Irish stone ring fort in the Burren section of County Clare. Very interesting to see how people lived in stone age times. They have a rudimentary, but informative, video in one of their buildings which shows how an extended family may have lived in the fort. We arrived just an hour... More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, we are glad you enjoyed your time at Caherconnell. There is a sense of history when you visit the fort, that is hard to describe unless you've been here and the presentation in the AV Room adds to that, making it easier to picture what life would have been like for the inhabitants of the Fort... More

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