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Cahergall Fort

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Address: Cahersiveen, Ireland
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Amazing! It is so beautiful! We almost skipped it, but I am so glad we went! A true gem! Bring your camera.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Amazing! It is so beautiful! We almost skipped it, but I am so glad we went! A true gem! Bring your camera.

Thank Lovesgoodfood1234
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Easy to find and get to. Super interesting! The ring forts located everywhere in Ireland almost all look alike but they are all interesting!

Thank Bellarus
Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed hiking around this well kept up fort. Beautiful stone work but you could tell much of the rebuilding had been done recently. Good parking area and a short walk to get to the site. Not a must see but was fun. Love the historical sites in Ireland, you can typically walk directly in, on and around them.

Thank natenich2016
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A little off the beaten track and not very well promoted, this ancient structure (though reconstructed) highlights the brilliant engineering skills of the times (4th to 6th century AD). Accessible on foot from the nearby carpark, you are free to wander the site and climb the walls for lovely views across the surrounding countryside. Well worth a look.

Thank Travel_Revival
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Sort of stumbled across this and Leacanabuaile Stone Fort as my mother and I were driving the Ring of Kerry. These are very cool structures and I imagine they were incredible feats of engineering for the fourth century. We lucked out and visited on a beautiful day in August. Firstly, this is a self-guided experience. You park at the base... More 

Thank chase041387
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very interesting fort, you can climb the stairs to different levels. Felt a little like being in an E.C. Escher artwork. Amazing views of the stunning countryside around. Good idea to wear boots as the ground can be mucky.

Thank Amanito G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Cahergall and its nearby Leaconabuile Ring Forts are much better ring forts than the more promoted Staigue Fort. Staigue, a much smaller ring fort, requires 2 mile drive on dangerous one lane local road and a 2 Euro fee to the landowner. Cahergall and Leaconabuile are larger, more interesting, and much more accessable, and free of charge. The settings of... More 

Thank Jerry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a lovely place to visit if you're in the area. Well preserved and maintained. Lovely walk up to it. Would have liked some more information about the site than the sign that was there.

Thank Louise_M3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This may not be the most spectacular monument ever but well worth a visit if you're touring the Ring of Kerry. This fort is one of two remarkably well preserved Stone Age forts in the area. The skills of the builders all those centuries ago are remarkable and can be appreciated at close range. The fact that the forts have... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is amazing that something this large survived, especially near the ocean. This fort had by far the tallest walls and was an impressive fortress. We were amazed at how straight and flat the walls were on both sides.

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