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Welcome to Caherconnell Stone Fort - Ireland's Most Unique Ring Fort

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As the Vikings made their way across Europe and on toward America, Caherconnell Fort stood proudly as a stronghold in the Burren.

As the Crusades were begun by Pope Urban II, and as the Battle of Hastings saw the Normans begin to seize power in England, the occupants of Caherconnell Fort remained wealthy and powerful.

Today, Caherconnell Stone Fort is one of the Burren’s premier tourist destinations attracting visitors from all over Ireland and the world.

Situated 1km south of the world famous Poulnabrone Dolmen, this unique Irish ring fort offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well preserved example of an ancient Irish stone fort with a modern twist.

From generation to generation, stone lined pathways and drystone walls have been crafted with care.Explore a ring fort in Ireland with a difference.The ancient pathways will guide you around this prehistoric site as archaeologists work to unearth the secrets held within their magnificent walls.

Your visit to our family-run site includes:

  • Graphic Display Areas
  • Audio Visual Presentation
  • Virtual Tour of the Fort
  • Touch Screen Presentations
  • Self-Guided Tour with 28 Page Full Colour Booklet
  • Self-Guided Tours in English/French/German/Italian/Dutch
  • Audio Guides Available
  • Craft Shop
  • Mountain Haven Café

Come and explore this ancient homestead, and experience our magnificent past with a modern twist!