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Bonane Heritage Park

Address: Signposted off N71 Glengarriff Road | Bonane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 85 767 7869
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Ranked #92 of 264 Attractions in County Kerry
Owner description: Discover a wealth of archaeological sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age up to pre-famine...
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Owner description: 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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West Cork Ireland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

What we liked about was that whilst it has a lot in a relatively small area it not at all 'Disneyfied' but still has a lot of information. The views from the site were a joy. An excellent job done by the people of Bonane, well done.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We visited Bonane Heritage Park on a tour. The climb was steep but worth it. Our guide was knowledgeable and the views were gorgeous. Ireland is full of surprises!

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Vanersborg, Sweden
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was one of our absolute highlights during our trip to Ireland. I really enjoyed the 2 km. walk amongst the old ruins. I also think that 4 Euros is nothing to pay for the place to be maintained so that more people can enjoy it. I think that is was enough of information about each piece of ruin. The... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The park is just outside Kenmare on the road to Glengarriff. The attraction is a walk up to a series of ancient monuments, such as a hill fort, a pre-famine ruined farmhouse and various standing stones. In all honesty, if you ignore the stunning landscape, there’s not a lot to see. On the other hand, the entry fee is very... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We recently visited the Bonane Heritage Park in South Kerry on the Beara Peninsula halfway between Kenmare and Glengariff. This was an amazing experience and well worth an hour's visit. I would put this place of Epic Historical Significance on a par with Newgrange in Co Meath, Set in a valley of stunning beauty, if you are in Kerry, this... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We just happened upon this little gem as we were driving to Cork. It was early and you can see the mist over the mountains. It was so nice once we made it top where the stones are. There is so much to see, mountains, lakes in the distance,blooms everywhere. stones and fossils. There is an easy path that is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

It is not a strenuous walk and in total the loop is about 2 kilometers, so if you are looking to get outdoors and not exert yourself, then this little park would be ideal. The scenery is very pretty and it is off the beaten track. When my sister and I went, we had the entire park to ourselves which... More 

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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

What a perfect place to visit. A beautifully breathtaking area full of wonderful ancient sites. The lush greens of the country side and mountains provided such a calm peaceful feeling. The gate keeper was so friendly inviting us for a cup of tea. He even directed us to the person who found the sites so we could talk in more... More 

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Gloversville, New York
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Check out the other parts of the world I/we have been to… At this site I could feel history and 'oldness' surrounding me more than any other spot in the world. One could almost feel the past villagers presence around us. It is a little off the beaten track, there is a bit of a walk up the hill, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Wow, what a stroke of luck finding this little gem. So interesting. 4euros each to get into the park is worth it. To be able to see ruins 2000-3000 years BC was just incredible and such a beautiful place. So peaceful. The weather for November was glorious and we took some great pictures. A must see!

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