Caherconnell Stone Fort Visitor Centre
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Carron, Clare, Republic of Ireland
T: +353 (0)65 7089999
F: +353 (0)65 7089888
Visit Caherconnell Stone Fort, a 1,500 year old structure in the Burren near Carron, County Clare. The visitor centre presents Ireland's first virtual tour of a stone fort, complete with details of both its history and dweller's lives.
Caherconnell, near Carron and Ballyvaughan in County Clare, is one of the best preserved stone forts in the Burren. This impressive structure, which measures 45 metres in diameter and is protected by a 3 metres high wall, was built 1500 years ago. The visitor centre provides an informative 20 minute audio-visual presentation on the fort, its inhabitants, its rich history and archaeology.
Learn about the lives the former inhabitants led and the stories they told in the shadow of the great stone fort. Ongoing excavations by the field school during the months of June, July, and August each year have yielded fascinating results, enhancing Caherconnell's reputation as a prominent archaeological site.
The audio-visual presentation and graphic panels display deal with the unique history of the Burren's tombs and monuments, including Poulnabrone Dolmen. Unearth the surrounding stone pathway's past by taking an audio tour or by following a map with field notes, supplied by archaeologist, Paul Gosling M.I.A.I.
Presentations are also available in French, German and Italian. A visit to Caherconnell Stone Fort during from May to September may also coincide with enthralling sheep dog demonstrations.
The Mountain Haven Café provides a welcome break, where the explorer can savour delicious farm fresh food, home baking and freshly ground coffee.
For opening times, admission prices, etc, please see website.