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Stone Circle, Kenmare

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Just a short walk from Kenmare Towne, Stone Circle represents one of the largest prehistoric monuments of its kind in southwestern Ireland. This arrangement consists of 15 heavy standing stones surrounding a boulder dolmen in the center of the circle. This circle and dolmen were most likely placed in the Late Neolithic period for ceremonies, including burials of the dead. This is a a great site to see if you want to check out one of Ireland's many stone circles but don't want to go far from town to do so. The circle is considered one of the best-maintained prehistoric monuments in the country. Take a look at our Kenmare road trip website to schedule your visit to Stone Circle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Nice young ladies welcomed us and explained how the wish-tree should work. The area is well maintained and close to towncentre. 
    Nice young ladies welcomed us and explained how the wish-tree should work. The area is well maintained and close to towncentre.  more »
  • You have to pay to get in, the stone circle seems like each rock was recently placed there just to make someone money, and the guy running the entry booth gives you a piece of paper to write a wish... 
    You have to pay to get in, the stone circle seems like each rock was recently placed there just to make someone money, and the guy running the entry booth gives you a piece of paper to write a wish...  more »
  • So I love Neolithic sites. I have been here once before years ago. It is on fact an impressive large circle and a great example of one of the largest in at least the southwest. I like how you... 
    So I love Neolithic sites. I have been here once before years ago. It is on fact an impressive large circle and a great example of one of the largest in at least the southwest. I like how you...  more »
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  • I wouldn’t bother if I was you. It is much more interesting to find one of the many free stone circles dotted all over Ireland. This one is so manicured that it’s lost the magic. Tying your wish to a tree on the little tag they provide held no appeal to me. If it’s the only stone circle you get to perhaps it’s worth the €2 but otherwise I advise skipping.
  • Quiet, peaceful little spot for reflection. Wish by the fairy tree and continue forward on your journey. Honestly a hit/miss depending on the weather. Give it a visit if you have time to spare, if not, just move on. Gate closes 9pm on summer time. Ample parking space INSIDE. Just continue forward and do not stop at the houses. No toilet facilities so go on one of the nearby gas stations. 2 euro p/p honesty box admission.
  • It was a nice peaceful little place, where you can add a wish to a wishing tree. Stone formation really nice and picturesque.
  • Great stone circle somewhat ruined by the huge hedging that blocks the view of the horizon in most directions. Circled seem to have been placed in spectacular locations so this robs it of much meaning
  • nice place to stop by and look at. €2 per person requested fyi there is a car park by the entrance, go past the gates to get there and park closer

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