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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. 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.
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Where to stay in Kenmare

Stay a while in the enchanting and colorful town of Kenmare, which has dozens of bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and hotels. The most prevelant form of lodging are the traditional Irish bed and breakfasts, many of which are located in the town's center. Here you will also find a hostel and old-fashioned homes that offer accommodations. If you are in the mood for a deluxe getaway, consider renting out a large estate outside of town.
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  • Take a short walk away from Kenmare town centre to find this stone circle. It's an interesting example and well worth the trip.  more »
  • This stone circle of 15 stones is at the end of a residential street just off the town center of Kenmare. Very walkable if you are parked for a shop or pub. It sits in its own little park by a river, ...  more »
  • This little stone circle is peaceful and quiet, just off Kenmare's centre, rather than out in the wilds as many are. The trees planted in an outer circle around it make is very sheltered and it feels ...  more »
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  • This place was empty when we visited. It's a small stone circle with a couple of large stones in the centre. I am sure there is a lot of history behind it but don't recall what I read in the plaque at the site. We stopped here as part of our Ring of Kerry self drive in a rental car.
  • Not a lot to say about this. Nice day when we went. Not an Avebury for sure, but check it out.
  • 2€ per person for a small stone circle is too expensive. Sadly the trees block the view from the stone circle to the mountains so it takes a lot of its magic ... It's enough if you take a look at the 360 degree panorama of this circle in the google picture gallery.
  • Quiet interesting place right inside of town, would recommend a quick visit
  • Nice and huge Circle but totally commercialized... Trees block view, too well mowed grass, 2€ entry fee!