Leacanabuaile Fort

Leacanabuaile Fort, Cahersiveen: Address, Phone Number, Leacanabuaile Fort Reviews: 4.5/5

Leacanabuaile Fort
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Lochlainneach
County Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
two stone forts close to each other
Sep 2020
If you go to visit Cahergal stone fort be sure to walk a little further up the road to see Leacanabuailr Stone fort too. In fact, visit this one first! It is an amazingly restored stone fort, the medieval dwelling of a rich landowner in the area. These forts were the protected residence for an extended family including all their livestock. Amazing views of the Iveragh Peninsula in the distance. This fort is not as high as the Cahergal fort but it's equally interesting. It even has an underground passage in it,
Written 30 September 2020
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Naomi F
Chico, CA29 contributions
Very neat stone fort
Feb 2020 • Family
Our two young kids, 8 and 12, had a fun time exploring these ruins. We were free to roam and wander. The kids loved it!
Written 17 February 2020
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stephenbrg
Townsville, Australia604 contributions
Truly Brilliant
Oct 2019
We did not know about this and the nearby Cahergal Stone Fort and stumbled on them looking for something else - but we were delighted we did. This is a 9th or 10th century stone fort, really a protected farmstead of a wealthy farmer situated on a hill with good natural protection enhanced by stone walls within which were the living areas. You can climb the walls easily and the tops are turf so you do no damage. I had read about these but had never seen one before (and this seems o be the earlier and better of the two). To get to it take the side street in Cahersiveen that leads to the Old Barracks and continue along it to a T junction. Take the left fork and continue until you see a big circular stone fort on your right ( it is a way along). That is the Cahergal Stone Fort. Keep going for another 400-500 metres and there is a free parking area servicing both forts. You cannot see this fort from the parking area but there is a signpost directing you to it (on the left as you exit the car park). Follow the road for about 500m and you will find it. Well worth the walk.
Written 12 October 2019
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Ronnie D
9 contributions
Exploring in the Rain.
Aug 2019
A splendid example of prehistoric human habitation. If you are not into history the fort will give you food for thought. Walking the walls and looking at the view of the countryside is breath taking even on a wet and overcast day.
Watch out for the man with the van and lamb, he'll ask for money after thrusting a lamb in your arms for a photo opportunity.
Written 7 September 2019
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dgjohansson
Ronneby, Sweden1,477 contributions
Hard to get to
Aug 2019
This fort is a bit hard to get to. The best option seems to be to park at the other fort (Cahergal) and walk from there. It is not far so it is doable. We couldnät find an entrance to the ring fort, however, so after going halfway around it on the road outside we had to leave.
Written 14 August 2019
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Howard S
Aran Islands, Ireland30 contributions
Interesting Fort in Nice Quiet Setting
Jul 2019
We did this in combination with the Cahergall Fort since you park in the same place for both. It is a short walk to either. We enjoy both of them and from the top of the fort there are excellent views of the surrounding area.
Written 11 August 2019
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THE DON
County Meath, Ireland6 contributions
Family and Friends
Jul 2019
A spectacular breathtaking beautiful place. Very accessible to satellite navigation. Definitely a place to see.
Written 8 July 2019
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KommissarKen
Portland766 contributions
Don't overlook this one!
Jun 2019 • Solo
There are two stone forts within a couple of hundred yards of each other. Cahergal is the more impressive one, and slightly easier to get to. But Leancanabuaile is more complete in terms of the number of rooms to see.

I would go left at the double "street sign" and do Leancanavuaile first. It will grab your attention morecompletely that way. Then continue to Cahergal, which will amaze you with its steps.
Written 25 June 2019
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mckeemtl
Montreal, Canada54 contributions
History
Jul 2018
Incredible to think people lived so long ago in these ruins. Explore as much as you want, let the presence of the past inhabit you.
Written 5 June 2019
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chris_nidecker
Canton of Basel, Switzerland31 contributions
Very impressionning
Jun 2019
A must see, and it is worth staying around and not to be in a hurry. The sourroundings are interesting too. There is also a fish-plant with great fish, smoked and fresh!
Written 5 June 2019
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