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Mooghaun Fort

Mooghaun Fort

Mooghaun Woods, Dromoland Estate, Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare

Mooghaun hillfort (spelled Moghane in Irish) located in Co. Clare is thought to be the largest hillfort in Ireland. Built just after 1260-930 B.C. it is situated "on a low hillock in a fairly gently undulating landscape of good agricultural land dotted with many small lakes".

Newtown Castle

Newtown Castle

Newtown Castle, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

A beautifully restored 16th century towerhouse with unique architectural features. Newtown nature trail a 1 300m walk around The Burren is adjacent to the castle.

Poulawack Cairn

Poulawack Cairn

Poulawack, Co Clare

The Burren region of north Clare boasts some of Irelands best preserved monuments none more striking than Poulawack Cairn. The Cairn is one of a number of prehistoric burial mounds found in the Burren and certainly the most impressive. It dates back to between 2000 and 3000 B.C.

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone, The Burren, Co Clare

Poulnabrone Dolmen is just 1 km North of Caherconnell Stone Fort. The dolmen is among the most famous landmarks in the Burren. The remarkable image of the sun setting through the Dolmen is one of those most commonly associated with the area.

Quin Abbey

Quin Abbey

Quin, Co Clare

Quin Abbey is just 9 miles from Ennis which was founded by the Mc Namaras in the 14th century. The cloisters were built in 1402 and remain one of the prominent features of the abbey. The Franciscan friars arrived later that century and inhabitated the abbey.