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Cahergall Stone Fort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Ballycarbery East, Co. Kerry, Ireland


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About Cahergall Stone Fort

The Cahergal Stone Fort is an impressive example of an Iron Age ring fort. A few of such forts can be found in Ireland. The current structure has undergone some reconstruction and while the purist may say it is too “clean and pure” it is an impressive site. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists here.

Attractions Near Cahergall Stone Fort

Valentia Island Lighthouse
Valentia Island Lighthouse5.15km from Cahergall Stone Fort

Valentia Island Lighthouse sits on the site of the 17th-century fort known as ‘Fleetwood’ Fort. This gleaming white lighthouse on beautiful Valentia Island looks out across some of the most spectacular sights along the Wild Atlantic Way.This magnificent place acts as a guiding light to bring in vessels from the sea and lead them through the entrance of Valentia Harbour.

Knocknadobar6.96km from Cahergall Stone Fort

Knocknadobar, is the 102nd–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 123rd–highest peak in Ireland according to the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Knocknadobar is one of the main mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, and has been one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Ireland since medieval times. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs
Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs7.24km from Cahergall Stone Fort

Geokaun Mountain is the highest mountain on Valentia Island,[2] County Kerry. From the summit there are views of the Skellig Islands, Dingle Peninsula, the Blasket Islands, Beginish Island, Cahersiveen, Portmagee and MacGillycuddy's Reeks, including three of Ireland's six highest mountains: Carrauntoohil, Beenkeragh and Caher. Situated along the main path up the mountain are 4 viewing areas with 36 information plaques on topics of social, environmental and historical interest in the area.

Kerry Cliffs(Aillte Chiarraí)
Kerry Cliffs(Aillte Chiarraí)13.09km from Cahergall Stone Fort

The Kerry Cliffs are located on the Skellig Ring near Portmagee. An astonishing cliff panorama presents itself here, which one would not necessarily expect from the country side. One of the iconic location where you can enjoy the astonishing views and also there are so many other leisure activities possible.

Skellig Ring
Skellig Ring15.04km from Cahergall Stone Fort

This is an extension of the famous Ring of Kerry and is a real hidden gem – a small, 20 mile route that will show you the gorgeous beauty of Ireland with none of the hassles. It starts in either Cahersiveen or Waterville depending on where you are on the Ring of Kerry and takes in awe inspiring views of the Skellig Islands at every turn, the wonderful Valentia Island accessed by ferry and bridge, the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee, Ballinskelligs with its great Blue Flag beach.

Lough Currane
Lough Currane16.98km from Cahergall Stone Fort

A beautiful lake in County Kerry, Ireland. Waterville lies on its western bank, close to the Atlantic Ocean, it empties into Ballinskelligs Bay. Raheen lies on its southern bank. It covers an area of 2,500 acres and is 3.5 miles long and 2 miles at the widest point. The lough is famous for its salmon and Sea trout fly fishing.

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County Kerry is a county in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and forms part of the province of Munster. It is named after the Ciarraige who lived in part of the present county. Composed of sandstone, the principal highlands of Kerry are among the highest mountains in Ireland. There are so many attractions in this county to explore.