County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Sights

Caherconnell Stone Fort

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

There are several stone forts in the Burren thought to have been in use between AD 400 and 1200, but Caherconnell—1 km (½ mile) south of Poulnabrone—is the best preserved, and the only one excavated and made accessible to visitors. The visitor center has an audiovisual display on the chief archaeological features of the area, including burial places marked by dolmens or cairns. Ongoing excavations continue to fill in the blanks of this impressive structure's history. Be sure to check out the sheepdog sheepherding demonstrations and café.

Sight Information


Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland



Sight Details:

  • €7; €5 sheepdog demo; €9.60 joint ticket
  • Mar., Apr., and Oct. daily 10:30–5; May, June, and Sept. 10–5:30; July and Aug. 10–6

Published 08/11/2015


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