i was exploring kenmare by foot while my husband was at a medical appt. i came across the sign near the town square directing me to this site, on my list of sites to see here. this is an early bronze age stone circle, one of the oldest in s. w. ireland, i read. the 15 stones surround a dolmen... 更多
This is an easy walk from town, and interesting to see. We enjoyed it, and were glad there were a few placards to explain what we were looking at. The stones are not upright, and it does take some imagination to guess what it must have looked like years ago. Worth walking to if you have time and happen to... 更多
It is not too difficult to find if you follow the signs out of Kenmare. The site asks for an honors system small fee. The stone circles are relatively small but are interesting to see and ponder their use in the prior millennia. A short time is all that is necessary and can be seen while travelling through the Ring... 更多
It was fun to find. Lots of these sites are in someones back yard or field. When asked to rate it, I find that hard to do. Its in great shape, easy to walk to and its a stone circle.
It costs 2 euros to enter the stone circle (by donation - there wasn't anyone manning the booth). The site itself is fairly small but it's completely enclosed by trees, so it feels removed from its surroundings. The stones are arranged in a perfect circle. We saw people touching and climbing on the stones, which I'm not sure is ok.... 更多
Well worth a short walk from the square - an honesty box for the 2 euro entry exceptionally well kept stone circle - information leaflet available on entry
A visit to Ireland is not complete without a visit to a stone circle. The Kenmare Circle is easily accessible. Each visitor will have a different experience at the circle. A believer or not-it is worth the visit.
Only go here if you are interested in stone circles. Nothing spectacular. Very clean and tidy site and only a few minutes walk down Market Street to get there. It is 2 euro in a 'honesty box', for entry, but don't expect to much.