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Cahergall Stone Fort - Cahershiven, County Kerry, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 51° 57.354 W 010° 15.461
29U E 413576 N 5756880
Quick Description: Historic stone fort near Cahershiven, County Kerry, Ireland.
Location: Munster, Ireland
Date Posted: 2/5/2011 9:05:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMANT1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 12

Long Description:

From historic marker on site:

Cahergall Stone Fort

Stone forts, which are found mainly in the west of Ireland, are notoriously difficult to date.  Some are thought to be Iron Age (about 500 BC to 400 AD), while many are simple stone versions of the common earthen ring fort which was typical farmstead of the Early Historic period (about 400 to 1200 AD).

 Cahergall is particularly fine and impressive stone fort with massive dry-stone wall.  There are flights of steps and terraces in the inner face of the wall and the upper parts of these, together with the lintelled entrance, have recently been reconstructed.  With in the fort there are the remains of a large circular dry-stone building.  It is likely that somebody of importance lived here about 1,000 years ago.

Cathergal - from an Chathair Gheal (the Bright Stone Fort)

The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: Unknown for sure some sources indicated about 600 AD

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Ireland

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: I don't know

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Good reconstructed

This site is administered by ----: Commissioners of Public Works

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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