Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

This evening, I am posting information on the stone, or ring, fort of Cahergal near Cahersiveen on the Ring of Kerry, West of Ireland.

This type of defensive settlement is also known as a cashel.

Cahergal, like its contemporaries, is difficult to date to with precision but may have its origins in the 7th century or early medieval period.. Some reconstruction has been effected. Walls are up to 6 metres (18 feet) high and 3 metres (9 feet) thick.

The site is easily accessible.

Entrance to Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Entrance to Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

Cahergal Stone Fort, West of Ireland.

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