Cahermacnaghten

Stone Fort

This Caher is famous for being the Law School of the O'Davoren family where Duald MacFirbis studied the Brehon Law. It was probably built in the medieval period as a fortified farmstead. The walls are almost ten feet high and huge stones were used in it's constuction the fort had a batter of 1 in 8 and inside the fort there are the foundations of a large house and another two buildings.

Situated: about 3 kilometres north of Noughaval. From Kilfenora take the Lisdoonvarna road north and then follow the signs for Noughaval, keep going North on this road for approximately 6 kilometres the fort is down a small road on your left and is well sign-posted.

Discovery Map 51: R 1963 0014. Last visit August 2002.

Longitude: 9° 11' 55" W

Latitude: 53° 2' 46" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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