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Bonane Heritage Park

Signposted off N71 Glengarriff Road | Bonane, Ireland
+353 85 767 7869
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Ranked #110 of 268 attractions in County Kerry
Type: Parks
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;... more » 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. « less
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Vanersborg, Sweden
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162 reviews 162 reviews
86 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Ireland
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20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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London
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We visited on Friday the 3rd of August, we initally we unsure about visiting due to the wet weather. But we decided the brave the elements and were very impressed th the scenery and interesting history the walk was well sign posted and the attentant in the office was helpful. Overall we were very happy with the experience we feel... More

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CORK
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Decided to visit on our way to glengarrif from kenmare and happy we did. Our welcome to the place was a little ott as the gentleman working there was over to the car before we even got out! Might put some people off. The price was 4.00 so not over priced. The walk up was hard but once up its... More

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