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“An easy walk through a lovely park”

Bonane Heritage Park
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$80.98*
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Private Mizen Head Tour from Kenmare
Ranked #128 of 359 things to do in County Kerry
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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.
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 was nice.

The kiosk is unattended and ablution facilities virtually non-existent (unless you feel inclined to make use of the porter-loo erected at the top of a short hill?), so make sure you take water with you, though the walk isn't that hard to make it vital.

Overall, it was a pleasant outing and quite something to see the Bronze Age Stone Circle and luckily the weather was really splendid. I would recommend this to anyone.

1  Thank Ashful
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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 details. Don't miss this place full of history and beauty.

1  Thank Sharon R
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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 worth every second. While standing at the stone circle a short distance from the village, one could feel a presence of humanity. If you can get here, I guarantee you will be amazed at this location. And yes, the man running to our car and almost dragging us to the path, can be a bit different – but it adds to the adventure and his excitement was contagious. IT IS A MUST SEE SITE!!!

2  Thank fractaler
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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!

1  Thank ParadisGirl
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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 the entrance fee of €4.00 per person was apprioprate.

1  Thank Jenny F
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