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Caherconnell Stone Fort

| Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
+353 65 708 9999
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Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland , offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well - preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts which are to be found in the Burren Ireland.The fort is in its original state. Its position, overlooking virtually all-surrounding areas suggests a defensive settlement. Archaeological excavations take place each summer in association with 'CAFS' - Caherconnell Archaeological Field School- an International Field School accredited by NUI, Galway. As well as a trip to the Fort, visitors can also take in the Burren's Premier Sheepdog Demonstrations at Caherconnell,enjoying the combined skills of the farmer and the border collie as they work in the natural habitat of the Burren.
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“gift shop” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Carron, Caherconnell, Ireland
+353 65 708 9999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sheepdog demo was so much fun. It's something different and definitely worth the money. Not just for kids, we were two adults. :) We didn't go to the fort, though.

Thank matcha2012
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The fort is very interesting but the dogs are awesome. The demonstration includes three dogs that work off whistle commands and voice commands. Don't miss 20 year old retired dog Sally-wow. We also had a nice lunch at the visitor center. A thank you to...More

Thank Jaimye L
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a day tour to the Cliffs and stopped to view the sheepdog demonstration. It was a highlight of our trip to Ireland! We loved the feisty dog, Rose! Great memories:)

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We loved the sheepdog demonstration! A real treat. Such talented dogs and master, and his descriptions and exhibition of how they train the dogs were very interesting. The restaurant on site also had a wonderful cheese plate.

Thank dcpetersen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had been traveling by car for a period of time. We were out in the middle of nowhere when this fabulous stop came up! The visitor center also has a few items for sale. This was a wholesome time!!

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We missed Caherconnell on our last visit and I made my husband promise to go this time. He certainly did not regret it! It was raining, but there is a covered viewing area for the sheep dog demo. The sheep dog handler who did the...More

Thank DonnaRrn
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Only sampled the Sheepdog show here which was excellent. The skills of the trainer and the dogs - Susie and Lynn (IIRC) were exceptional and a real eye opener.

Thank Russell A
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Lovely lunch and shopping experience and the dogs were amazing. The handler demonstrated his training techniques and then ran the dogs through a nice demonstration, they moved the sheep all over the yard. We all really enjoyed it

Thank Jeanne b
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The sheep dog herding demonstration was so much fun. The trainer was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and answered all of our questions. The dogs were adorable, and so smart. Loved this part of the trip, do not miss!

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I enjoyed my visit to Caherconnell. The sheep herding demonstration was brilliant and the dogs were amazing. I was particularly charmed by the retired sheepdog who kept gently pawing my leg to get me to pet her. Adorable! She knew I love dogs. I volunteered...More

Thank bebop62
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Heather M
24 May 2017|
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Response from domhnall_kaps | Reviewed this property |
You can just buy your tickets upon arrival at the fort, but check the website for the sheepdog demonstration times for the day you plan on visiting.
11 February 2017|
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Response from biarritz99 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant and bathrooms at the site. The sheepdog demonstration is behind the restaurant and lasts about 30 minutes. The site is a 3 minute walk and how long you spend depends on your level of interest.i think we... More
9 March 2015|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
If there on a Sunday sometimes finding place to eat can be tricky as usually all you can get for dinner is a toastie. One of our favorite ruins is Kilmacduagh Abbey. No admission, always "open". You can get visitor guide... More