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Stone Circle, Kenmare
(3.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This stone circle is easy to access right off the main street in Kenmare and is well taken care of. Maybe too much so, the careful landscaping takes away some of the eerie feeling you get at other sto...  more »
  • When we used to visit our nan and grand dad,We used to play there.Back then it was free to play there not now sadly, 
  • When in Kenmare this is worth a walk-thru and 10-15 minutes of your time. The setting is a delightful, park-like experience, complete with well-trimmed lawn, nearby brook, and fenced in by a circle of...  more »
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  • 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.