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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  • This little site is so easy to reach and worth a stop. We were there on our own and it was nice to think how those stones (rocks) ended up there. Loved that it is secured but open, not vandalized, fre...  more »
  • The Stone Cirle was built in Bronze Age and serve the same purpose as famous Stone Henge. It is 5 minutes walk fro the town centre and absolutely free.  more »
  • Hard to say much else really, a circle of stones! It’s ok but it feels a little false as it’s surrounded by conifers. We had the place to ourselves and noticed a closed little shed by the entrance whi...  more »
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  • This stone circle is by far the most inspirational and beautiful place i have ever visited! I have paid 20 bucks in the honesty box because I was so overwhelmed! Someday I want to marry here.
  • There are several small stones here but more important... the grass is VERY neatly mowed and the tress perfectly trimmed! It could be in Disneyland. However, the stones are not very impressive without the view of the bay and the angle toward the solstice - the way the builders intended. Oh and leave the family dog in the car: no dogs allowed. Better yet, leave this place off the 'To Do' list altogether and save your two euros (PER PERSON). There is a much better one on the southwest side of Cstletownbere - Derreenataggart Stone Cicle - take the first right after you drive through town and follow the signs.
  • The site is full of trees blocking view and has no interesting information either. They ask for two eruos each to see (Too much by half) especially considering they hate family dogs because they are lazy.
  • Amazing being here so peaceful and serene magical
  • It was a bit hard to find but great piece of history and the area is maintained very well. There is a €2 donation honesty box.

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