Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, Caherconnell

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Built over 1,000 years ago and more than twice the size of a regular fort, Caherconnell is the only fort in the Burren scientifically excavated and developed for tourism. With walls that are 12 feet thick and from 6-14 feet high, this cashel is an exceptionally well preserved example of the stone forts or ringforts, which are to be found in the west of Ireland
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  • The sheepdog trials can be seen in most weather conditions, Caherconnell have fantastic facilities to protect the guests. The sheepdog handler John was an excellent host with control over 4 dogs that....  more »
  • We had this planned as one of our stops along a ring around Clare County. We caught the morning show right in time and it was pouring rain at one point with a cold wind. Fortunately, the viewing...  more »
  • Fun to see the man whistle to the dogs what they need to do. A great visit with a family. Nice interaction with the crowd and not expensive to see. Good demonstration! Loved it!
  • The stone fort and the history is neat, but the sheep dog demonstrations are the best! Do not miss the opportunity to see that. It was hilarious, fun, and impressive.
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