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Caherconnell Stone Fort

| Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
+353 65 708 9999
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
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"self guided tour"
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"well worth the stop"
in 5 reviews
"sheepdog demonstration"
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"sheep herding"
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"gift shop"
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"viewing platform"
in 3 reviews
"answer questions"
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"great stop"
in 7 reviews
"lamb"
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"cafe on site"
in 4 reviews
"border collie"
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"interesting visit"
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"guide book"
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"visitor center"
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"rainy day"
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"fun to watch"
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"audio visual presentation"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like nature, history and animals it's a must. It's not easy to go there without a care but worth the hassle. I especially loved the demonstration of the sheep dogs how eager they are to work. there is also a nice little cafe...More

Thank Susanne G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire facility was nicely presented, but the sheepdog presentation stole the show for us! The owner did a wonderful job explaining his ability to master his dogs with verbal commands and whistling sounds, then displaying his craft working the dogs while they worked the...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent sheepdog show with undercover area. Informative owner happy to chat. Good cafe with keen prices (€2 coffee). A/V before fort was good. Fort is interesting and has on going archaeology work

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The demonstration of sheepdogs was so much fun. Having a dog enhances my appreciation for the control he has with the dogs. They were so much fun to watch. Then walk around the fort where there was an archeologist to answer questions. Well worth the...More

Thank Jane Marie s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed the herding demo that we watched today. Everyone was very friendly and I love that us run by the family. It’s got a wonderful gift shop and a very cute restaurant I did not eat but did purchase a beverage. I think...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stone fort was interesting, but the sheepdog demonstration was amazing! I would go again just for the demonstration! We had planned for a different demonstration in Killarney, but saw a flyer for this one at our B&B in Liscannor and decided to try it...More

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While driving through the Burren on the way to the Cliffs of Moher, stopped here for a lunch break. The Mountain Haven Cafe looked like your typical tourist trap at first glance. Instead, we found the lunch to be freshly prepared, large portions of delightful...More

Thank Shaun S
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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Shaun! Glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch, especially when the weather is particularly good for enjoying a salad!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a group of 25 friends on a 14 day holiday bus tour traveling throughout Ireland. Our tour stopped at Catherconnel. Upon leaving the female manager (I understand owner) was a BUT....yelling at our driver for stopping noting that she did not want to...More

Thank joseph b
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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear joseph b, This is a difficult review to respond to! You are quite specific about some aspects of what happened at Caherconnell but you remain vague about the time and date of your visit. We did contact you privately about this but we have...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This stone fort is probably the most impressive and best researched of its kind. The video helps to understand its context and the settlement phases over many centuries. We found the entry fee however quite high.More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear trooper92, we are sorry to hear that you found the admission quite high. It covers a 20 minute audio-visual presentation and a 28 page colour booklet (the result of 10 years of archaeological excavation at Caherconnell) and as you say yourself it is the...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We made a point to visit right before the only sheepdog demo of the day. We were not sure exactly what to expect,but our entire family loved it! We were impressed by the way the dogs work off of the verbal and whistled commands. For...More

Thank NorthMIMom
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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave this great review. The sheepdog demonstrations are very popular at Caherconnell and we are so glad to hear that your family enjoyed them despite not knowing what to expect! We hope you enjoyed your trip...More

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Heather M
May 23, 2017|
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Response from domhnall_kaps | Reviewed this property |
You can just buy your tickets upon arrival at the fort, but check the website for the sheepdog demonstration times for the day you plan on visiting.
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Poshpom
February 11, 2017|
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Response from biarritz99 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant and bathrooms at the site. The sheepdog demonstration is behind the restaurant and lasts about 30 minutes. The site is a 3 minute walk and how long you spend depends on your level of interest.i think we... More
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Dutchie98
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
If there on a Sunday sometimes finding place to eat can be tricky as usually all you can get for dinner is a toastie. One of our favorite ruins is Kilmacduagh Abbey. No admission, always "open". You can get visitor guide... More
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