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Bonane Heritage Park

Signposted off N71 Glengarriff Road | Bonane, Ireland
+353 85 767 7869
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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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Signposted off N71 Glengarriff Road | Bonane, Ireland
+353 85 767 7869
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

Neat spot easily accessible off main road. We went mostly as an afterthought to our visit in Kenmare. Steep is the right word, as it's a bit of a climb to the good stuff from the car park. It's worth the trip if you can...More

3  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed October 12, 2015

we were staying in kenmare at "virginia's guesthouse" and wanted a bit of a walk. my husband came across this site online, only a 10 minute drive out from kenmare. a good sized carpark, hardly anyone there. my husband had a bad back and was...More

1  Thank jarmwr40
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were having a little road trip, the intention was to head for Glengarriff and then see where we'd go, and I saw the sign for the park and thought it would be a nice place to stretch out legs for a bit, so we...More

4  Thank orla99913
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very nice park with a collection archaeological/historical treasures in close proximity. Really nice view of the valley (we were there on a dry bright day). The path is graveled and well maintained. The way is pretty steep up but we managed it with a double...More

Thank eire25
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This park is outside Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. It has well maintained trails and the walk is not too strenuous, though there is a small hill to climb. There is a Stone Circle, with descriptive markers. There is the remains of an Earthen Fort. There...More

1  Thank Patty L G
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Great views, exercising walk and a trip through history is a nice way to spend a morning! 10 euro for a family of four.

Thank pmorddny
Reviewed August 20, 2015

From the crannog at the reception area to the 5000 years of history we experienced as we walked though the park, our attention was held by the beauty of the setting and the mountains surrounding us. it was so worth it to stop here and...More

Thank O6500VCtom
Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is special. Stone circle, huge ring fort, standing stones, and 3 other genuine stone age structures all in their original placements within a 2 km radius. Situated on a hill between two valleys with outstanding views and withing the stone circle, you can see...More

Thank Kayman0037
Reviewed September 17, 2014

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,...More

1  Thank westcorktravellers
Reviewed September 11, 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!

Thank Barbara M
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July 7, 2016|
Response from bonanecommunity |
Yes, dogs are allowed in the Park, provided they are kept on a lead and please bring a doggie bag with you:)
March 22, 2015|
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Response from BonaneHeritage | Property representative |
Hi there, It would take approximately one hour to visit the park