Cahercommaun Stone Fort

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Cahercommaun Stone Fort: Caherconnell is a large and perfect fort 140-145 feet in external diameter, nearly circular in plan. It is 12 feet thick and from 6-14 feet high. The masonry consists of large blocks many 3feet long and 2ft. 6in.high. The inner face is almost perfect.

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.

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From Limerick /Shannon take the Galway/Ennis Road to Ennis -About half an hours drive. At Ennis follow the bypass for Corofin / Lahinch. Drive for about 2 miles outside the town and take a right for Corofin, which is about 10 miles from this junction. Continue on through Corofin for about 5 miles until you come to Lemenagh Castle and take a right at the castle for the R480 road for Ballyvaughan. Continue on this road for about 4 miles Caherconnell Stone Fort & Visitor Centre, is on the left.

From Galway take the Limerick road from Galway. Continue from Galway and pass the following small towns Oranmore, Clarinbridge and the take a right at Kilcolgin for Kinvarra 7 miles approx. Drive through Kinvarra towards Ballyvaughan on the coast road, which is about 12 miles away. At Ballyvaughan take a left for the Lisdoonvarna road. About 1 mile outside Ballyvaughan on the Lisdoonvarna road take a left on the r480 road towards Corofin and the Ailwee Caves. Drive straight on this road for about 6 miles - you will pass Poulnabrone Dolmen on the left. After about ½ mile you reach Caherconnell Stone Fort & Visitor Centre it's on the right.
Take the Limerick road from Galway. Continue from Galway and pass the following small towns Oranmore, Clarinbridge and the take a right at Kilcolgin for Kinvarra 7 miles approx. Drive through Kinvarra towards Ballyvaughan on the coast road, which is about 12 miles away. At Ballyvaughan take a left for the Lisdoonvarna road. About 1 mile outside Ballyvaughan on the Lisdoonvarna road take a left on the r480 road towards Corofin and the Ailwee Caves. Drive straight on this road for about 6 miles - you will pass Poulnabrone Dolmen on the left. After about ½ mile you reach Caherconnell Stone Fort & Visitor Centre it's on the right.

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Address: Caherconnell Stone Fort, Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Ireland
Phone: +353 65 7089 999
Email: info@burrenforts.ie

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