Caherconnell Stone Fort

 "Caherconnell is a large and perfect fort 140 to 145 feet in diameter, nearly circular in plan with walls 12 feet thick and from 6 to 14 feet high". (Quote from Archaeology of the Burren by T.J. Westropp)

Caherconnell is one of the best-preserved stone forts in the Burren. Unique in being the only developed for tourism, it was built about 1500 years ago. The visitor centre at Caherconnell incorporates an audio-visual presentation and a graphic display area. The audio-visual presentation revolves around the fort, its people, history and archaeology.

There is also a short history of other prominent local monuments including Poulnabrone Dolmen (3800B.C), Poulawack Cairn (3400B.C) and Cahercommaun stone fort, all of which have been excavated. The graphic display provides detailed information on these topics.

Opening Hours: Daily (April to October)