Caherconnell Stone Fort ...


Caherconnell Stone Fort
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.

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. The next stage in your journey is our renowned Audio visual presentation. 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.





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Caherconnell Visitor Centre


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. The next stage in your journey is our renowned Audio visual presentation. 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.

The Coffee shop at Caherconnell situated overlooking the impressive Caherconnell valley is a welcome break for a weary explorer. With its cosy atmosphere and delectable ground coffees, there is no better way to take some time out from visiting the local attractions.

We stock a variety of local produce including cheese made from the milk of the Caherconnell herd owned by the Davoren Family. Relax in this tranquil setting and soak up the atmosphere at Caherconnell over a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee, sample some local produce and enjoy the splendour of this quiet country caf. Delight your palate with an array of fresh, mouth watering home cooking, from steaming hot scones to exquisite cakes. The recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and have lost none of their flavour on their journey.

At the Craft shop you will find an assortment of wares produced by some of Irelands finest craftspeople. Bring a piece of the Burren home with you to remind you and yours of your time here. Owned and operated by the Davoren family, you are sure to find a descendant of the family waiting to provide you with everything you need to ensure you enjoy the best of everything during your visit to our ancestral home.

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