Stone Circle, Kenmare

3.5
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Kenmare
Just a short walk from Kenmare Towne, Stone Circle represents one of the largest prehistoric monuments of its kind in southwestern Ireland. This arrangement consists of 15 heavy standing stones surrounding a boulder dolmen in the center of the circle. This circle and dolmen were most likely placed in the Late Neolithic period for ceremonies, including burials of the dead. This is a a great site to see if you want to check out one of Ireland's many stone circles but don't want to go far from town to do so. The circle is considered one of the best-maintained prehistoric monuments in the country. Put Stone Circle into our Kenmare road trip website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kenmare.
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  • Really interesting little place, well worth stopping off to see if you are passing through Kenmare. I was greeted by a very charming Patrick who was manning the honesty box. Recommended fee €2 well.....  more »
  • An interesting stone circle located near the town center of Kenmare. A very well maintained area that is open daily and is a short walk from the downtown area of Kenmare.  more »
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  • Beautiful site, well maintained, but charging to see a stone circle seems to violate some Irish heritage laws. It's a small site, very peaceful.
  • It is impressive to see. It is €2 per person and works on a honor system. It is not worth €2 per person and in my opinion should be based on donation alone. Or what you are called to give. There is a wishing tree. Sad I had nothing to tie to it. Also do not touch the rocks. Bonus that there was 2 hour free parking in town. Enjoy.
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