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Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland , offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well - preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts which are to be found in the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
+353 65 708 9999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was wet and cold when we stopped at the Coherconnell Stone Fort, but it was worth it for the sheep dog demonstration. Lin, Leigh, and Rose are well trained collies who herded a group of sheep by voice and whistle commands. We took a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort is well preserved and is an ongoing archeological dig, the details of which are well documented by on-site materials. That said, the REAL thrill is the nearby sheepdog demonstration! This turned out to be an unexpected highlight of our trip. The demonstrator was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Caherconnell to see the stone fort, and it was interesting enough - the short film we found very useful in visualising the fort as it was in the past. What stole the show, though, was the sheepdog demonstration. It was absolutely amazing, we...More

Thank megalithman1
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Planned a visit in time for snack lunch and then the working sheep dog demonstration. Homemade leak & potato soup, scrumy with a generous freshly made beef sandwich and all for only €7.95. The sheep dog demo stole the show and to know that this...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I along with our 2 boys visited the site and found it enjoyable. We had lunch in the cafe and it was delicious. The gift shop had many treasures. We also loved learning the history of the fort and surrounding areas. Cool...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Our family of four enjoyed reading the reviews while we had a good lunch. Clearly, the sheepdog demo is the “hands down” winner, followed by the cafe and gift shop. The fort comes in a distant third. We have seen sheep dogs work and they...More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Rutman, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch but we would like to point out that our family rate covers 2 adults and 2 children under 12 - this is clearly stated on the admissions price list on the counter. It's a...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We stopped by and did the self guided walk of the stone circle. The literature was well done the various sites were marked with numbers that corresponded to the brochure. We learned a great deal and enjoyed our walk around the fort.

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you Fred B, it's always good to hear that our visitors use their booklets and appreciate their value when taking the walk around the Fort. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in County Clare.

Reviewed 5 July 2018

I was a bit worried when I saw the large car park and the flags fluttering outside, but I needn't have been. This is good archaeology, beautifully presented. The site has been well-developed using traditional techniques and it is immaculate. The Mountain View cafe is...More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi The_Baptist, Thanks for your great review! The fort really is a special place and we are delighted you got the sense of this during your visit. The consistent archaeological work which has been ongoing now for over 8 years is deepening our knowledge and...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

We came here after seeing The Burren and spent about two hours. There is plenty of parking at the front entrance. Make sure you make it for the sheep herding demonstration otherwise I would not recommend the trip. There is a gift shop and café...More

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Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Viagero05 Thanks for the lovely review! The sheepdogs are very popular here at Caherconnell the combined skills of the dogs and the farmer really are a joy to behold and we are delighted you enjoyed it. The fort is over a thousand years old...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

I love forts in Ireland. They are so majestic.After you check out the fort, go see the sheep herding. It is an interesting experience and I enjoyed learning about it.More

Thank Abby M
Caherconnell_1, Public Relations Manager at Caherconnell Stone Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Abby Thank you for your excellent review. We strive every day to provide visitors with great experiences and we are delighted yours was as such! The sheepdogs are amazing and so friendly- they too are all about the customer service it seems! We hope...More

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Heather M
23 May 2017|
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Response from domhnall_kaps | Reviewed this property |
You can just buy your tickets upon arrival at the fort, but check the website for the sheepdog demonstration times for the day you plan on visiting.
11 February 2017|
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Response from biarritz99 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant and bathrooms at the site. The sheepdog demonstration is behind the restaurant and lasts about 30 minutes. The site is a 3 minute walk and how long you spend depends on your level of interest.i think we... More
8 March 2015|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
If there on a Sunday sometimes finding place to eat can be tricky as usually all you can get for dinner is a toastie. One of our favorite ruins is Kilmacduagh Abbey. No admission, always "open". You can get visitor guide... More