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“Glimpse to the past”
Review of Cahergall Fort

Cahergall Fort
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killorglin
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Cahersiveen
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Cahergall and Leacanabuaile Ring Forts sit quite near to each other just off the main Ring of Kerry route near Cahersiveen. These ancient stone forts have been preserved through the ages partially because of their association with fairy lore (and certainly you don't want to mess with the fairies if you know what's good for you) and partly because they were carefully reconstructed in the 1990's by archeologists. Their location, looking down to the sea and with good visibility in all directions would have been advantageous for defence when they were originally occupied. They were built with very thick dry-stone walls and inside staircases. Now you can scale the walls and look out from atop them. Cahergall has the ruins of a hut in its centre, also interesting. We visited in mid-October and were by ourselves. The site is not attended - no tickets to buy or guides to escort you which in today's world is notable in itself and one of the true joys of seeking out these inspiring prehistoric sites that abound in Ireland. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Our B&B hosts recommended a visit to this fort. It is a well preserved fort easily accessible via paved paths through a farmer's pasture..

A visit to this sight and the nearby Leacanabuaile Fort are free.

The top of the thick walls are flat and grassed and afford nice views over the local countryside.

Thank PJD_MEK
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Just a short walk from the car park, (you can actually see this fort from the road), is this quite impressive fort. It is not everyday that three historical sites are in such close proximity, 2 forts and a castle, definitely worth a look when in the area. Especially for ruins nuts like us.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Of all the forts (4) that we looked at this was the best one....Gives a good look at how high they were whereas the others are lower with no rebuilding to what they once were. By all means look at the others but don't miss this one.

Thank Lionel W
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is one of two stone forts within walking distance of each other. The other being Leacanabuaile. Its worth taking in both if only for the spectacular scenery.

Thank Tony_le_Blanc
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