Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Stone Fort lies at the head of a valley, north of the hamlet of Castlecove, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Staigue Stone Fort is thought to have been built during the late Iron Age, probably somewhere between 300 and 400 AD, as a defensive stronghold for a local lord or king. Later it also seems to have been used as a place of worship and maybe an observatory.

The circular fort, built without mortar and using undressed stones, is surrounded by the remains of a ditch. Its sloping walls are up to 5.5 meters high in places. Its interior is empty but there are 2 small rooms in the walls. There also is an elaborate network of stairways leading to terraces and the top of the walls, similar to those at Cahergall Stone Fort.

Staigue Stone Fort is a very nice ringfort. It is freely accessible, although you are free to pay a 'trespass fine' of 1 euro, which I suggest you do.


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Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Stone Fort lies at the head of a valley, north of the hamlet of Castlecove, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Staigue Stone Fort is thought to have been built during the late Iron Age, probably somewhere between 300 and 400 AD, as a defensive stronghold for a local lord or king. Later it also seems to have been used as a place of worship and maybe an observatory.

The circular fort, built without mortar and using undressed stones, is surrounded by the remains of a ditch. Its sloping walls are up to 5.5 meters high in places. Its interior is empty but there are 2 small rooms in the walls. There also is an elaborate network of stairways leading to terraces and the top of the walls, similar to those at Cahergall Stone Fort.

Staigue Stone Fort is a very nice ringfort. It is freely accessible, although you are free to pay a 'trespass fine' of 1 euro, which I suggest you do.


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