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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  • It's a nice stroll to this peaceful stone circle in Kenmare. Spend some time here and see if you can hear the stones tell their story.  more »
  • Nice little spot in Kenmare to walk to - my favorite thing was the fairy tree which has changed quite a bit since last summer when we saw it. It used to have lots of prayers and life requests and prof...  more »
  • a charming Street just intriguing and fascinating place deviating from the main don't expect a huge monument, indeed! However the feeling is very pleasant vale lose half an hour to see him
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  • Inspirational. Interesting. Worth the money. Plus a ruined tower too.
  • 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.
  • It's a stone circle. €2 per person (honesty box) which is honestly too much. Average (hence the 3 stars)
  • We skipped it because we knew there were other circles that we're free. (This costs 2€.)
  • This place was empty when we visited. It's a small stone circle with a couple of large stones in the centre. I am sure there is a lot of history behind it but don't recall what I read in the plaque at the site. We stopped here as part of our Ring of Kerry self drive in a rental car.

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Where to stay in Kenmare

Stay a while in the enchanting and colorful town of Kenmare, which has dozens of bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and hotels. The most prevelant form of lodging are the traditional Irish bed and breakfasts, many of which are located in the town's center. Here you will also find a hostel and old-fashioned homes that offer accommodations. If you are in the mood for a deluxe getaway, consider renting out a large estate outside of town.
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