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Caherconnell Stone Fort, Caherconnell
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Had a great few hours here from viewing the fort to the truly amazing sheep dog show to the lovely food in the restaurant. The Show was very interesting and the children loved it. The dogs are great, ... read more »
Very well set up historical site. Great film to see first, then all the places of interest are well described in a booklet given to everyone as part of the entrance fee. Definitely worth a visit!
We stopped here for the Sheepdog demo which was excellent. John, the dog handler, was very interesting, not to mention funny and clearly loves his dogs who performed admirably for us. It was fascinati... read more »
One of the best days we had in Ireland was visiting a number of sites in The Burren. The stone fort at Caherconnell is fascinating to walk around in and the short video and literature handed out were both very informative. The best part though was the sheepdog demonstration. It took about 40 minutes and we LOVED it. The guide put his two sheepdogs through their paces herding a small group of sheep through fences and gates before explaining how the commands and whistles worked with great detail. He answered many questions and let the dogs show off their world-class skills. He then explained a lot about the different breeds of sheep and we just got to hang out with the guide, the sheep, lambs, and dogs for another 10-15 minutes after. Highly, highly recommend this demonstration in addition to visiting the stonefort. Call or check ahead for times. There were only two sheepdog demos per day when we were here: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Well-preserved ring fort - by entering it, you get the feeling of its proportion. There is also a very good introduction in form of a 15-min video providing the historical and technical context of the building. Included in the entrance fee is also a brochure with detailed info on the fort itself and the foregoing excavations. It is a bit more expensive than it probably should be but it's still worth the money and certainly worth the visit!
Really cool place to walk around. We went in looking for a bathroom for our 8 year old, and stayed to do the self guided tour of the fort. Didn't have time to watch the sheep dogs, but I really wish we had.
It was a cool show but nothing amazing. I probably wouldn't recommend it unless you're out of things to do.
Very Very cool.
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