Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ireland  /  Province of Munster  /  County Kerry  /  Kenmare  /  Historic Sites  /  Stone Circle

Stone Circle, Kenmare

(380+ reviews on the web)
Historic Site
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. Before you head to Kenmare, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kenmare trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Kenmare has to offer, including Stone Circle.
Create a full Kenmare itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kenmare

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kenmare by other users

10 days in County Kerry BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kenmare BY A USER FROM IRELAND May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Cork & County Kerry BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kenmare & Killarney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Kenmare BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland & Belfast BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • These stones are an easy walk form the centre of Kenmare. They represent ancient history and are supported by some general information  more »
  • To read about such things and see one in life is amazing. Easy to get to on foot. Small charge to get in. It was evening and overcast when I visited but still amazing.  more »
  • It was a bit of a walk off the town squarely worth it. It is so very peaceful. It is worth the time to visit the site.  more »
Google
  • This is one of the largest stone circles in south-west Ireland but is, in truth, quite disappointing. The entire monument has been surrounded by evergreens and looks like a garden folly as a result, the grass is a little too neatly mown and it feels almost contrived. However, I have found images of the monument before it's modern 'tidying' and originally it overlooked the entire Kenmare Bay with the mountains in the distance and certainly in that image, appears much more 'authentic'. Take those new garden[y] elements away, the site is easily accessible and quite interesting. It is roughly egg-shaped, aligned with the setting sun and consists of 15 boulder stones (13 standing and 2 fallen), and central boulder-burial topped with a large capstone (alone estimated to weigh 7 tons!).
  • Great experience for me. One of the largest stone circles in the area.
  • Not worth 2 euro per person. Its interesting because of how ancient it is, however it's not an imposing or awe inspiring site. If you have seen Stonehenge skip it.
  • Lay on the grass and look towards the heaven's and close your eyes and dream!!
  • Don't expect the dimensions of Stonehenge, though it's a very nice piece of history.