Caherdorgan Stone Fort, Kerry, Ireland

Caherdorgan North is a beautiful 8th or 9th century stone fort/cashel overlooking Smerwick Harbour in an area of the Dingle Peninsula rich in monuments and archaeological finds. The stone walled site contains five corbelled circular stone huts or Clocháns and one souterrain, now blocked up. The walls of most of the huts are 2 metres thick, 2.5 metres in height and were somewhat reconstructed in the 20th century, however no known detailed archaeological study has been carried out at Caherdorgan. This site has a perfect defensive viewpoint and would most likely been the home of a successful farming family. Just to the east of the fort runs the Saint’s Road (Cosán Na Naomh) which has been a pilgrim route since antiquity that leads towards the important ecclesiastical site of Kilmalkedar, passing the beautiful Gallarus Oratory and Templenacloonagh on its way.

GPS: 52.17925, -10.33943

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