Caherconnell Stone Fort & Visitor Centre

Caherconnell, Co Clare
Phone: 065 7089 999
Email: info@burrenforts.ie
Web: www.burrenforts.ie


Caherconnell Stone Fort & Visitor Centre

Caherconnell is a large and perfect fort 140-145 feet in external diameter nearly circular in plan. It is 12 feet thick and from 6-14 feet high. The masonry consists of large blocks many 3feet long and 2ft. 6in.high. The inner face is almost perfect.' Caherconnell Stone Fort situated 1km south of Poulnabrone Dolmen in the heart of the Burren offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well - preserved example of the stone forts & rinforts existing within the Burren. The fort is in its original state. Its position overlooking virtually all-surrounding areas suggests a defensive settlement. This may not have been defensive in a military sense but rather for personal security from raiders or wild animals which were among the most common foes at the time. Ringforts such as Caherconnell are thought to have been inhabited from 400-1200A.D. However a description of the site at Caherconnell in the early 20th century by local historian the late Dr. McNamara of Corofin Co. Clare

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