Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations
4.5
10:30 - 16:00
Monday
10:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:00
Thursday
10:30 - 16:00
Friday
10:30 - 16:00
Saturday
10:30 - 16:00
Sunday
10:30 - 16:00
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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 Burren Ireland. The fort is in its original state. Its position, overlooking virtually all-surrounding areas suggests a defensive settlement. Archaeological excavations take place each summer in association with 'CAFS' - Caherconnell Archaeological Field School- an International Field School accredited by NUI, Galway. As well as a trip to the Fort, visitors can also take in the Burren's Premier Sheepdog Demonstrations at Caherconnell, enjoying the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in the natural habitat of the Burren. The sheepdog demonstration times are available at https://caherconnell.com/sheepdog/demo-calendar/
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Soosie8
Saint Louis, MO105 contributions
Oct 2022
If you are in the Burren area, this is a fantastic place to watch Sheep Herding. The whole process is informative and the dogs are so smart. I just loved it. We also got to pet the dogs after the demo. They have a lovely gift shop on the premises and a small cafe.
Written 16 December 2022
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Linda E
6 contributions
Oct 2022
We stumbled across this driving by a sign that said Sheepdog Demonstrations, so we stopped. We did not need reservations and they had regular showings. We were not disappointed. We really enjoyed the man leading the demo with his smart dogs. They also have some ruins on the land that can be toured. The overall experience took about 2 hours.
Written 22 October 2022
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readingteach627
Livonia, MI294 contributions
Oct 2022
I really enjoyed visiting this spot on a recent trip to Ireland. The demonstration of the dogs herding the sheep was unbelievable. The host was very informative and it was fun watching the dogs in action. There is also a nice gift shop and place to have a bite to eat on site. It is located near the Burren area so you could combine the two places in one day.
Written 16 October 2022
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Jean C
Washington43 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Great stop. I highly recommend it. The guide taking us around the fort was great. You can just walk around it yourself but why! So much more enjoyable with the guide. He was excellent.

LOVED the border collie demonstration. As an owner of several border collies over the years I know they’re very intelligent but to see them working like this never ceases to amaze me. So very impressive and the connection between the dogs and the handler is just such a joy to watch.

Delicious scones and coffee in the cafe after.

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Written 14 October 2022
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Martin C
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Oct 2022
I had been to Caherconnell years ago and walked around with a leaflet showing what was what and wanted to know more about it. This time we took the guided tour. Our guide was a gentleman called Tom who was a fountain of knowledge about the place and the locality and enthralled and entertained us for almost an hour. There was nothing this man didn't know about the fortress and the various structures on the site, the lifestyle of the inhabitants and the many incredible artifacts that have been found there. This is an amazing place and a real historical and cultural gem and incredibly well preserved. There is a lovely visitor centre with a cafe / restaurant and an audio visual presentation too. It is a great way to spend an hour or two and if you visit there I highly recommend the guided tour. The area of the Burren surrounding Caherconnell is stunning too.
Written 12 October 2022
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Susan Foley
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
I visited the Fort with my brother. From start to finish the experience was fantastic. We took the guided tour with Tom as our guide. He was informative and great craic. The lady in the shop was so helpful. She stored our bike helmets and gear while we went on the tour. Will definitely be back again.
Written 9 October 2022
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Caitlin G
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
It was pouring buckets but we enjoyed our tour and the sheepdog demonstration. Those dogs are amazing!
Written 9 September 2022
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Emma R
8 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
One of my favorite things I've done in Clare 🙂
The sheepdog demonstration was amazing! I loved that it wasn't completely perfect because dogs will be dogs and won't always do what you want them to🤣
It was incredibly informative and it was great to meet all the dogs at the end.
All staff were lovely, whole area was so clean, dogs were well taken care of. No complaints🙂
Written 1 September 2022
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Mike
Nashville, TN315 contributions
Extremely nice and clean facilities. The sheep dog demonstration is fantastic and very informative and well worth the visit. The gift shop and restaurant is very nice and all the staff were awesome.
Written 31 August 2022
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karenleonard11
Wicklow, Ireland24 contributions
This was so informative and fun for everyone. We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 10. Grandparents, parents and kids all really enjoyed. 10 year old got to instruct the sheep dog. The sheepdog demo and tour of the fort were both 45 mins each. Excellent value for money and different to any other tour. Cafe was excellent afterwards. Great selection of cakes and lunch.
Written 19 August 2022
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