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Cahergall Fort

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Address: Cahersiveen, Ireland
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Quick night visit

We went to the fort at night. Rainy and lit only by our torches, visiting the fort this way was like stepping back through the centuries!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the fort at night. Rainy and lit only by our torches, visiting the fort this way was like stepping back through the centuries!

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The ring forts of Ireland are so incredibly cool, provided you know a little history. Heck, even if you don't, they're still awesome. The best thing about spending time at the forts is that they're not packed with tour bus-riding folks. Pack your camera, don your trekking shoes, and watch your step in the rain!

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Thank Kelly B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

An incredibly preserved stone fort. There is excellent signage telling the history of the place, and you can walk all around and over the walls.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Having explored Ireland and Scotland a few times, we were quite familiar with ring forts. This one, however, was the first one we had seen where the structure of the fort had been fully restored so you could truly sense what it would have been like inside. The walls had built in stairs so you could climb up to the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our guide insisted that we would be very impressed, and he was absolutely right. A few hundred meters from Ballycarbery Castle is the stone fort of Cahergalbuilt around 600AD. The current structure has undergone some reconstruction and our guide said that some people complained that it looks too “clean and pure”. Maybe so, but the stone work is excellent --... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amazing! It is so beautiful! We almost skipped it, but I am so glad we went! A true gem! Bring your camera.

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Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Easy to find and get to. Super interesting! The ring forts located everywhere in Ireland almost all look alike but they are all interesting!

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We enjoyed hiking around this well kept up fort. Beautiful stone work but you could tell much of the rebuilding had been done recently. Good parking area and a short walk to get to the site. Not a must see but was fun. Love the historical sites in Ireland, you can typically walk directly in, on and around them.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A little off the beaten track and not very well promoted, this ancient structure (though reconstructed) highlights the brilliant engineering skills of the times (4th to 6th century AD). Accessible on foot from the nearby carpark, you are free to wander the site and climb the walls for lovely views across the surrounding countryside. Well worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Sort of stumbled across this and Leacanabuaile Stone Fort as my mother and I were driving the Ring of Kerry. These are very cool structures and I imagine they were incredible feats of engineering for the fourth century. We lucked out and visited on a beautiful day in August. Firstly, this is a self-guided experience. You park at the base... More 

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