Leacanabuaile Stone Fort

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

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort is a ringfort, which was probably built in the 9th or 10th century. It name translates back to 'Slope of the summer cow pasture'. It is not known who built it but it is thought to have been a fortified farmstead.

The fort is considerably smaller than its neighbour Cahergall Stone Fort, just some 200 metres south. It consists of a roughly circular stone wall with only one entrance facing east, away from the prevailing wind. Inside the courtyard are the remains of a round house, the only one of several to survive, and attached to it is a later square house. Inside the round house there is the entrance to an underground passage, which leads to a small opening on the outside of the ring wall. The other remains are of 2 buildings which were later built against the inner side of the surrounding wall.

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort is a nice ringfort. It is freely accessible. 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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Leacanabuaile Stone Fort

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

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort is a ringfort, which was probably built in the 9th or 10th century. It name translates back to 'Slope of the summer cow pasture'. It is not known who built it but it is thought to have been a fortified farmstead.

The fort is considerably smaller than its neighbour Cahergall Stone Fort, just some 200 metres south. It consists of a roughly circular stone wall with only one entrance facing east, away from the prevailing wind. Inside the courtyard are the remains of a round house, the only one of several to survive, and attached to it is a later square house. Inside the round house there is the entrance to an underground passage, which leads to a small opening on the outside of the ring wall. The other remains are of 2 buildings which were later built against the inner side of the surrounding wall.

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort is a nice ringfort. It is freely accessible. 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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