Internal dividing wall


Stone Fort

After visiting the superb early christian site at Caherlehillan, we decided to walk to the ruined cashel further up the hill. The fort is situated in a field on the left of the track just passed the farmhouse. It was quite disappointing to see the condition of this once fine cashel. There is a modern dividing wall running across the centre of the cashel. The outer walls have totally collapsed, but the views of the valley are still quite stunning. Inside the fort are the remains of circular huts, and scattered around the surrounding area are many booley huts. We can only presume that there was a connection between the cashel and the christian site.

Looking east along the outer wall

Looking north

Situated: From Glenbeigh head west on the N70 for about 15 kilometres then take a slight left , just after the garage and restaurant. After 3.8 klms take a left. The Fort is in the field on the left right after the farmhouse on your right.

Discovery Map 83: V 5724 8371. Last visit Sept 2012.

Longitude: 10° 4' 42" W

Latitude: 51° 59' 14" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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