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Visitor Centre

Caherconnell Visitor Centre is open daily from mid March to late October

Due to potentially dangerous weather conditions that we are expecting tomorrow, Monday 16th October, we have decided that Caherconnell Fort and Sheepdog Demonstrations will remain closed to the public as a matter of safety. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Business as usual on Tuesday 17th – stay safe everyone!

Caherconnell Stone Fort Visitors Centre10:30am to 5:00pm March, April and October

10:00am to 5:30pm May, June and September

10:00am to 6:00pm July and August

Last Tour 45 minutes before closing time

Your visit to Caherconnell begins in the graphic display area here you will receive the background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren.

Audio Visual Presentation

The next stage in your journey is our renowned Audio visual presentation. This short presentation (just 13 minutes) provides you with an insight into the history and archaeology of this unique locality. We begin with a journey through time from the arrival of early man through to the megalithic tomb builders. In the second section we provide you with the opportunity to learn about the architecture of the stone forts of the Burren region.

The audio-visual presentation revolves around the fort, its people, history, archaeology, and flora. There is also a short history of other local monuments including the ancient megalithic tombs of Poulnabrone Dolmen and Poulawack Cairn. The graphic display area expands on these topics and also gives more detailed information on other monuments in the area from a similar perspective.

Mr Paul Gosling M.I.A.I Department of Humanities Galway Mayo Institute of Technology was responsible for coordinating the background research on the archaeology and history of the Burren.