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“Underwhelming”
Review of Stone Circle

Stone Circle
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Kanahooka, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is an honesty box & a €2 entry to a ring of stones set in a nice garden setting. Are they genuine? You can make your own mind up about this but it is a nice walk from town.

Visited July 2013
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philadelphia, pa
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“quietly wind your way between the stones”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

this quiet site requires a donation at the box at entry. i think it was 2 euros. it is a surprise to find the 15 or 16 stones standing in a circle alone in this well kept area. no real signage to point you here from the beautiful and busy village of kenmare. my sister and i enjoyed this site around 10 at night and returned the next morning at 9 am. we were alone both times. we wound our way between the stones and wondered about their purpose. if you visit kenmare, definitely come here. on each of my visits to ireland, i return to the stones. amazing that it doesn't get more attention.....but that is alright with me. the quietness and stillness leaves me with more questions regarding the type of people who assembled the stones.

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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174 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Small circle, near town”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We walked over to have a look before dinner in town one night, very close, and honesty box for entrance. Well presented , small stones but understandable. Lucky they have preserved it all from the time. Would be really good to have a small step up so you could get a photo from above the grouping

Visited July 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't expect Stonehenge”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

There are many stone circles all over Ireland. You should see at least one while you visit. This one is easy to find, and the €2 helps maintain the site. The circle is unusual because of the stone in the center, but the othe stones aren't "standing" in the iconic way you might expect. Almost as interesting as the circle was the "fairy tree" where people hang items representing illnesses they want the tree spirits to heal. As the items disintegrate, the spirits do their work. Note of caution: you may not want your children to examine it too closely!

Visited July 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“awesome ancient stone circle”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you like history and archaeology, this is an easy spot to visit when you are in Kenmare. It's a short walk from the town center. Admission cost of 2 euros is on the honor system, because there is no supervision of the site. The circle consists of 15 huge boulders and one in the center. My only suggestion to the authorities would be to restrict access to the site, because when we approached the circle, two tourists were climbing onto the stones, sprawling out on them, and generally clowning for the camera. Very disrespectful, and potentially destructive.

Visited June 2013
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