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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
+353 65 7089999
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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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Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Galway, Ireland
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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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114 reviews 114 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 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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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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54 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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304 reviews 304 reviews
55 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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

Dallas, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After a great day visiting the Cliffs of Moher, we began to head back to Galway. We were hungry and tired, so we ended up stopping here unexpectedly. And we are so glad we did! This place is privately owned by a family, and they run it quite well! The food was very good and a great deal! They have... More

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

Thank you, we are very glad you stopped too! You can plan a trip or a day out for what seems like forever, but sometimes it those unexpected stops that turn out to be the little gems. We can't think of a nicer way to spend an hour than eating lunch in the Mountain Haven Cafe, followed by a visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was near the hi-light of my sister and my trip to Ireland, traveling from Syracuse, NY. We are dog and animal lovers to begin with, but this was unreal! I first discovered this spot when I was visiting a friend from Shannon, Ireland who was taking me to the Burren last summer. We stopped by to see what the... More

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

Dear Erica, Thank you so much for coming back to Caherconnell again this year, it is so nice when people make a return trip and we hope to see you again in the future! Your comments about John are lovely to read.He goes out of his way to welcome and accommodate as many people as possible when they visit the... More

Center Moriches, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Extensive facility, family owned and run in a lovely spot. Gift shop and cafe inside the main building. The ring fort gives a wonderful demonstration of how these ancient people lived. True stars of the day were Rose and Lee, four-legged masters of the sheep. Their trainer put them through their paces using whistle and voice commands. Our personal favorite... More

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

Dear Chris B, Thank you for visiting Caherconnell. It's always nice when people visit the fort and the demonstrations and are happy with both. They are very different experiences but we think they work very well together. Rose and Lee are still working hard and they are both as inquisitive as ever! Please call and say hello if you are... More

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