The ring forts of Ireland are so incredibly cool, provided you know a little history. Heck, even if you don't, they're still awesome. The best thing about spending time at the forts is that they're not packed with tour bus-riding folks. Pack your camera, don your trekking shoes, and watch your step in the rain!
Having explored Ireland and Scotland a few times, we were quite familiar with ring forts. This one, however, was the first one we had seen where the structure of the fort had been fully restored so you could truly sense what it would have been like inside. The walls had built in stairs so you could climb up to the... 更多
Our guide insisted that we would be very impressed, and he was absolutely right. A few hundred meters from Ballycarbery Castle is the stone fort of Cahergalbuilt around 600AD. The current structure has undergone some reconstruction and our guide said that some people complained that it looks too “clean and pure”. Maybe so, but the stone work is excellent --... 更多
Easy to find and get to. Super interesting! The ring forts located everywhere in Ireland almost all look alike but they are all interesting!
A little off the beaten track and not very well promoted, this ancient structure (though reconstructed) highlights the brilliant engineering skills of the times (4th to 6th century AD). Accessible on foot from the nearby carpark, you are free to wander the site and climb the walls for lovely views across the surrounding countryside. Well worth a look.
Sort of stumbled across this and Leacanabuaile Stone Fort as my mother and I were driving the Ring of Kerry. These are very cool structures and I imagine they were incredible feats of engineering for the fourth century. We lucked out and visited on a beautiful day in August. Firstly, this is a self-guided experience. You park at the base... 更多
Very interesting fort, you can climb the stairs to different levels. Felt a little like being in an E.C. Escher artwork. Amazing views of the stunning countryside around. Good idea to wear boots as the ground can be mucky.