Places to visit

Bunratty Castle - Caislean Bhun Raithe

The site was originally a Viking trading centre. There have been a number of castles on the site, but the present structure dates from 1425. It was restored after being purchased in 1954 and is now the venue for banquets. The folk park beside the castle gives a real life history of nineteenth century Ireland.

Craggaunowen - The Living Past Open Air Museum

The Museum gives a number of archaeological examples of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age sites in an attractive park setting. It is open from April to September.

Knappogue

Knappogue Standing Stones

Three stones reaching to about eight feet in height.

O'Dea Castle

This is a fortified tower house standing about fifty feet in height about three miles south from the Corrofin/Cora Finne on the southern edge of the Burren in County Clare. The castle was built between 1470 and 1490 by Diarmaid O'Dea, Lord of Cineal Fearmaic. The castle houses the Clare Archaeology Centre which as well as providing tours of parts of the building also has artefacts from the area dating from 100BC and 1700AD.

Creevagh Wedge Tomb

Creevagh Wedge Tomb is made up of a roof stone and side slabs with a stone standing at about six feet towards the front. The site is north from the north from Creevagh.

Ballykinvarga Stone Fort

This is a large stone fort site with the walls reaching about four and a half metres and six metres thick in places. Against the walls the remains of huts can be seen.

Leamaneh Castle - Caisleán Leamaneh

These are the ruins of an early seventeenth century mansion with an earlier late fifteenth early sixteenth century tower house. The tower house is thought to have been built by Turlogh Donn one of the last High Kings of Ireland and descendant of Brian Boru.

Caherconnell Stone Fort

This large circular stone fort is about 144 feet in diameter, reaching up to 14 feet in height with walls of about twelve feet thick.

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb

The structure stands about 1.8 meters in height with a roof stone supported by portal stones. It stands in the centre of a cairn on a limestone pavement.

Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

This is a small tomb. It is square with a backstone, two sidestones and a roofstone.

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