Quantcast
Kenmare Stone Circle - A Ryan - cc

Kenmare Stone Circle

Localisation en Irlande
Kenmare Stone Circle - A Ryan - cc

Informations about Kenmare Stone Circle

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Kerry (Republic of Ireland)
Location :
Address : follow the N71 near Cromwell Bridge

Type de lieu Type :  

Note Traveller's note:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.62/5 (321 votes)
Loading...


The Kenmare Stone Circle is one of the largest stone circles in Ireland. Situated just outside the town of Kenmare, it is a major tourist attraction on the Ring of Kerry. A really nice place to discover, especially if you are a fan of big imposing megaliths!

Visit the Kenmare Stone Circle

One of the largest stone circles in all of Ireland!

A visit to the Kenmare Stone Circle is free, and is open at all times of the day and night. Situated not far from Cromwell Bridge, the stone circle has particularly imposing dimensions…

Thus, imagine a stone circle of 17,4m by 15,8m, including 15 megaliths, as well as a 16th of 7 tons located in the center… And this last one is far from being a small block ! This one is 2 meters long and 1.8 meters wide, and is arranged in the form of a flat stone on top… Two small boulders seem to support the base of the megalith, giving it a strange dolmen look…

According to many studies, this central block was used as an altar for rituals in the Neolithic period… Some traces of fireplaces have also been found there, as well as other vestiges located around the site…

As for the other blocks, arranged all around the central megalith, they have a much smaller size, and describe an oval rather than a circle… Their arrangement seems to be particularly precise, both in terms of the distances between each of them and their relationship to the central block…


Practical informations


Adresse Address: follow the N71 near Cromwell Bridge
Location: (County Kerry)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 51.878986,-9.587501

PricePrice* :

free

*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.

Opening HoursOpening Hours:

everyday

DurationDuration: 15 minutes



Still so much to discover!



Commentaire

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search
Guide Ireland.com