Irish ringforts


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Irish ringforts : activities and sites to visit

Dun Aengus fort

Localisation en Irlande
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An impressive prehistoric fort, built on the Cliffs of Inishmore (Aran Island). The setting is incredible!

Grianan d’Aileach

Localisation en Irlande
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An exceptional archaeological site! This prehistoric circular fort attracts crowds every year!

Dún Dúchathair

Localisation en Irlande
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This prehistoric fort is located on the beautiful island of Inishmore (on the Aran Islands archipelago). The island is famous for having a high concentration of archaeological sites!

Dún Eochla

Localisation en Irlande
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Inishmore Island is teeming with prehistoric sites! Among them, don't miss this superb strong ring, located not far from the ocean!

Rathgall Hillfort

Localisation en Irlande
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Rathgall Hillfort is one of those archeological sites rich in mystery... Built in the Bronze Age on a hill,...

Dunbeg Fort

Localisation en Irlande
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Treat yourself to a little trip back in time by discovering this tiny remnant of Irish prehistory!

Mountsandel Fort

Localisation en Irlande
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A rather intriguing archaeological site!

Beal Boru

Localisation en Irlande
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An interesting and instructive archaeological site!

Cahergal Stone Fort

Localisation en Irlande
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The Cahergal Stone Fort is a medieval construction with a diameter of 27 metres. Impressive with its 4-metre walls, the building resembles the Staigue Stone Fort and is really worth a visit!

Staigue Stone Fort

Localisation en Irlande
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A major prehistoric circular fort. In very good condition, this vestige of the past attracts visitors every year!

The Dun Eoghanachta

Localisation en Irlande
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Not to be missed on the Aran Islands! This prehistoric fort located on the island of Inishmore has impressive dimensions, and is one of the most beautiful vestiges of the island!

Doon fort

Localisation en Irlande
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Lost on an island, in the middle of Loughadoon Lake, stands a magnificent historical building: the Doon Fort. To visit absolutely!


What to expect?

Discover the Irish prehistoric forts! Called “ringforts” in the language of Shakespeare, these buildings, most of which date from the Neolithic period, have been remarkably well preserved! A source of mystery and questioning, they fascinate and are often built in magical places! Whether on the edge of a cliff or in the middle of a forest, these constructions are worth the detour!