Caher Conor

Situated on the southern slopes of Mount Eagle overlooking Dingle Bay the townlands of Glanfahan and Fahan contain many stone forts and clochauns. Caher Caher is a fine example of one of these forts containing at least 3 clochauns. The top picture on the left was taken from the top of the southern wall looking in a Northerly direction, you can see a rectangular enclosure on the left containing a clochaun with another clochaun built on to the Northern end of the enclosure.

The image shown right was taken looking West from the Eastern wall clearly showing the two clochauns, these Clochauns are also known as Beehive huts. Probably the best example of a beehive hut at this fort is the one that lies in the North Eastern area of the fort. This Structure is pictured bottom left and is a pointed oval in plan it measures roughly 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 metres internally. Click on the picture for a larger image.

Situated: Take the R559 west from Ventry after around 5 kilometres you will come to a viewing area there is a sign here for Beehive Huts. Admittance is around 2 euros.

Discovery Map 70: V 342 971. Last visit September 2003.

Photos: Jim Dempsey.


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