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. Put Stone Circle into our Kenmare road trip website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kenmare.
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  • Our tour guide really provided a good background on stone circles, and this one was a nice stop just after lunch. The fee is on an honor system. Along with the circle its fun to reach the wishes on th...  more »
  • The Kenmare stone circle is from 2000 BC with a burial stone in the middle. It is easy to access and is well kept. Nearby are lovely views of a little stream.  more »
  • A few minutes from the Pubs of Kenmare one travels to the Neolithic one with this circle of stones. (STONE CIRCLE) If you stop by Kenmare, you have to go see him. The mind flies thousands of years ago and gewnte living there.
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  • Beautiful site, well maintained, but charging to see a stone circle seems to violate some Irish heritage laws. It's a small site, very peaceful.
  • It is impressive to see. It is €2 per person and works on a honor system. It is not worth €2 per person and in my opinion should be based on donation alone. Or what you are called to give. There is a wishing tree. Sad I had nothing to tie to it. Also do not touch the rocks. Bonus that there was 2 hour free parking in town. Enjoy.
  • Extremely immaculately gardened, amazing that such a nice circle is so close to town. Must see to believe it's there. Be sure to check out mementos left on main stone.
  • Highly recommended! Wired, like Stonehenge, just way smaller. €2 per person on the honour system.
  • Beautiful and well kept. Easy to get to. You should take the time to visit.
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