Top of the Rock Viewing Platform Trail
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A 550m trail with a slight incline, suitable for all ages. There are 15 historical sites to be seen along the way with information boards on each site. Along the trail there are picnic benches for all to relax and enjoy the views.
The Top of the Rock Viewing Platform is situated in the townland of Kimego, over the water , Cahersiveen. It is approximately 3kms form the town of Cahersiveen. This small town land is unique in that it is home to majestic Ballycarberry Castle, and three Ring Forts dating back to 600AD.
On the farm itself there is a Standing Stone and a Cillín ( Children's Burial Ground ). From the summit you have an aerial view of the layout of these prehistoric structures and their proximity to each other. To reach the Platform you have a 550metre trail, with a gradual incline, which is suitable for all ages. There are picnic benches along the way suitable for breaks for the adults as the children explore the trail for the magical fairy houses that are to be discovered.
The historical sights to be seen from the summit include, Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, RIC Barricks, Valentia Observatory, Church Island, Look out Tower in Beginish Island, Glanleam House, Valentia Slate Quarry, Valentia Cable Station, Sliabh Each Briquette Factory and The Great Blasket Islands.
The views from the Platform are quite simply stunning and to be able to sit on a sunny evening and watch the sun set over the Great Blasket Islands is an experience not to be missed.
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