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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations

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Caherconnell Archaeological Field Schools

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up ...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Stone Fort and Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Information & Visitors Centre

graphic display area where you will receive the background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations

Enjoy the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in their natural habitat of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeological Field Schools

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up ...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Geopark & Geological Field Schools

A valuable resource for geology enthusiasts to explore the geology of the Burren and West Coast of Clare...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeology Field Schools

Experience and understand the archaeology of The Burren...READ MORE

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    Caherconnell Information & Visitors Centre

    graphic display area where you will receive the background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren...READ MORE

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    Caherconnell Stone Fort

    Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland...READ MORE

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    Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations

    Enjoy the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in their natural habitat of the Burren...READ MORE

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    Caherconnell Archaeological Field Schools

    Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up ...READ MORE

    image description

    Caherconnell Geopark & Geological Field Schools

    A valuable resource for geology enthusiasts to explore the geology of the Burren and West Coast of Clare...READ MORE

    image description

    Caherconnell Archaeology Field Schools

    Experience and understand the archaeology of The Burren...READ MORE

    image description

    What We Do - Explore. Educate. Engage.

Caherconnell Stone Fort and Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Information & Visitors Centre

graphic display area where you will receive the background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations

Enjoy the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in their natural habitat of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeological Field Schools

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up ...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Geopark & Geological Field Schools

A valuable resource for geology enthusiasts to explore the geology of the Burren and West Coast of Clare...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeology Field Schools

Experience and understand the archaeology of The Burren...READ MORE

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What We Do - Explore. Educate. Engage.

The Archaeological Dig at Caherconnell Stone Fort during August 2008.

Caherconnell Stone Fort in the Burren Ireland

An Aerial view of Caherconnell Stone Fort.


Caherconnell Stone Fort in the heart of the Burren had its second archaeological dig during heritage week 2008. Owned and operated by the Davoren family, Caherconnell Stone Fort has been the gateway to the forts and tombs of the Burren since its opening in March 2003.

The excavation was spearheaded by Dr. Michelle Comber of NUI Galway and archaeologist Graham Hull of TVAS, based in Crusheen. A team of academics and specialists supported the dig by agreeing to examine the finds. The aim of the dig was to investigate and date what appeared to be an underground passage known as a souterrain attached to this high-status fort.

Key insights into the status and use of Caherconnell Stone Fort were unearthed in the 10-day archaeological excavation undertaken during Heritage Week 2007.

Described in academic studies as "a perfect fort", Caherconnell Stone Fort is twice the size of the standard cashels that are now under study in the Burren. One of Irelands best preserved Stone Forts, Caherconnell is 40 metres in diameter compared to the average of 20 metres in other forts. The thick stone walls rising to over 3 metres in places "show that considerable resources, particularly labour, would have been needed to build the cashel" according to Dr. Michelle Comber of NUI Galway who is currently researching early medieval settlements in the Burren.

To read about the unique artifacts found during the 2007 dig click here

To read about the 2008 dig and it's surprising findings click here

To read the report on the bone finds from the 2008 Dig click here.





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Caherconnell Stone Fort and Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Information & Visitors Centre

graphic display area where you will receive the background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations

Enjoy the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in their natural habitat of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeological Field Schools

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up ...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Geopark & Geological Field Schools

A valuable resource for geology enthusiasts to explore the geology of the Burren and West Coast of Clare...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeology Field Schools

Experience and understand the archaeology of The Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Information & Visitors Centre

graphic display area where you will receive the background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations

Enjoy the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in their natural habitat of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeological Field Schools

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up ...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Geopark & Geological Field Schools

A valuable resource for geology enthusiasts to explore the geology of the Burren and West Coast of Clare...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeology Field Schools

Experience and understand the archaeology of The Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Information & Visitors Centre

graphic display area where you will receive the background information on the forts and tombs of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Stone Fort

Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations

Enjoy the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in their natural habitat of the Burren...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeological Field Schools

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School was set up ...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Geopark & Geological Field Schools

A valuable resource for geology enthusiasts to explore the geology of the Burren and West Coast of Clare...READ MORE

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Caherconnell Archaeology Field Schools

Experience and understand the archaeology of The Burren...READ MORE

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