Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheep Dog Demonstration

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of  Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland, offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well – preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts, which are to be found in the Burren Ireland.

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 suggests that the entrance to the fort may have been re-built in the 15th or 16th century.This suggests that this fort may have been inhabited up to the late medieval period.

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