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Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Stone Fort

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An iron Age circular defensive Fort with 4m thick walls


A visit to Staigue Stone Fort does not take long but it is definitely worthwhile. Just a few kilometres off the Ring of Kerry near Sneem, Staigue Fort was most likely build as a defensive stronghold for a local lord or king and is believed to date from the late Iron Age, somewhere between 300 and 400 AD.

It is at the head of a valley leading down to the coast and surrounded by a ditch approximately 8m wide.

A tiny passage way leads through the 4m thick walls and once inside the 5.5 m high ring of stone totally surrounds and protects you. Built without mortar and using undressed stones, it is a considerable feat in engineering and construction.

At the entrance you'll find the brightly coloured Curran's Cottage cafe.

Cathair na Stéige

Cathair na Stéige

Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Stone Fort

Inside Staigue Stone Fort

Inside Staigue Stone Fort

Staigue Stone Fort and view to the coast

Staigue Stone Fort and view to the coast

Hills behind Staigue Stone Fort

Hills behind Staigue Stone Fort

Cafe at Staigue Stone Fort

Cafe at Staigue Stone Fort

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Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, September 2017.


   

Staigue Stone Fort on the Ring of Kerry

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