Cahergall Stone Fort

Cahergall Stone Fort lies on a hill, west of the town of Cahersiveen, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Cahergall Stone Fort is a ringfort, which was probably built around the 7th century AD. It name translates back to 'Bright Stone'. It is not known who built it or exactly what its purpose was. It is thought to have been a fortified residence or farmstead.

The fort consists of a massive circular, dry-stone, ring wall with only one entrance facing east, away from the prevailing wind. There are several stairs all along the inner side of the wall, similar to those at Staigue Stone Fort. In the center of the courtyard is a circular structure with 2 entrances opposite each other. It was excavated and restored in the 1990's.

Cahergall Stone Fort is a nice ringfort. It is freely accessible. Almost next to it lies Leacanabuaile Stone Fort. Near are also the ruin of Ballycarbery Castle, The Old Barracks and the reconstructed Sive Stone Fort. All in all a great area to visit.


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Cahergall Stone Fort

Cahergall Stone Fort lies on a hill, west of the town of Cahersiveen, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Cahergall Stone Fort is a ringfort, which was probably built around the 7th century AD. It name translates back to 'Bright Stone'. It is not known who built it or exactly what its purpose was. It is thought to have been a fortified residence or farmstead.

The fort consists of a massive circular, dry-stone, ring wall with only one entrance facing east, away from the prevailing wind. There are several stairs all along the inner side of the wall, similar to those at Staigue Stone Fort. In the center of the courtyard is a circular structure with 2 entrances opposite each other. It was excavated and restored in the 1990's.

Cahergall Stone Fort is a nice ringfort. It is freely accessible. Almost next to it lies Leacanabuaile Stone Fort. Near are also the ruin of Ballycarbery Castle, The Old Barracks and the reconstructed Sive Stone Fort. All in all a great area to visit.


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