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Stone Circle, Kenmare
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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You don't need much time for this. Make a quick stop by snap a few pictures and enjoy the rocks and wonder what they were used for and why they were put here...
If you have time I think you should see it, it's not far from the town. Ireland has so much history, we try to soak up everything.
If you have the time, it is a nice little stroll from the downtown area. It is just a handful of rocks in a circle, though. Not real scenic, but it will give you a chance to work off a couple of calor... read more »
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.
Don't expect the dimensions of Stonehenge, though it's a very nice piece of history.
Great experience for me. One of the largest stone circles in the area.
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