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Stone Circle, Kenmare

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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. Take a look at our Kenmare road trip website to schedule your visit to Stone Circle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • There is a honest box which suggests 2 euros. beautiful quiet place. well kept clean and tidy. two wishing trees.  more »
  • We had a really nice experience in here as a group of adults and children ranging in ages from 5 to 14. We all made wishes and hung them on the hawthorn tree.  more »
  • The ancient stone circle is located in the heart of Kenmare though tucked away from the busy main street. It’s a small heritage site. There’s no entry fee but an honesty box. You can also leave your.....  more »
  • 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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