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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