Caherconnell Stone Fort

caherconnell stone fort

Located on the most western edge of the Burren in County Clare, Caherconnell Stone Fort is a truly unique destination. With deep roots of archaeological heritage, breath-taking landscapes and the friendliest of staff, this a perfect destination for a day-trip while staying at The Claregalway Hotel, Galway.

At Cherconnell Stone Fort, visitors are spoilt with a choice of things to do. Explore the ancient Irish ring fort situated 1 kilometre south of the world-famous Poulnabrone Dolwm, this unique stop gives travellers an opportunity to see a well-preserved example of ancient Ireland. Take a stroll along ancient pathways, which guide you around the prehistoric site.

In addition to witnessing history, the Caherconnell Fort is home to the Caherconnell Sheepdog Demonstrations where landowner, John Davoren demonstrates the combined skills of the Border collie and its master. Visitors will get to meet the three loyal and friendly dogs Rose, Lee and Sally and see the skill, intelligence and obedience of a well-trained sheepdog that makes an invaluable contribution to any farming family in Ireland.

During the Summer months, Caherconnell is home to National University of Ireland’s Archaeology Field School, where students will explore the site which is also home to three stone cahers (ring forts), a probable Late Bronze Age burial mound, an ancient field system, two Bronze Age boulder burials, ancient dwelling sites and a prehistoric house.

While staying as a guest at The Claregalway Hotel, you can visit Caherconnel Fort and grounds all year round with most events and walks taking place during the summer months. Our hotel is located just 1 hour from this wonderful visitor attraction and we highly recommend a trip if staying with us on a Family Break package.

Our 3* Galway hotel is ideal for those planning staycations in Ireland and want to discover more of our beautiful island. With luxurious accommodation ranging from Double and Twin rooms to large spacious Family Rooms and Suites, we have something to suit all guests and tourists. We offer complimentary access to our leisure centre where guests can relax in our indoor heaed pool, steam room and sauna. We also have a state of the art gym for travelling guests that want to get a full work out during their stay.

Dine with us at Bia & Co restaurant and taste the best of traditional Irish food, European cuisine and light bites. Our packages include Full Irish Breakfast for all guests to give the perfect start to your day. Book now and avail of all on offer here at The Claregalway Hotel.


  • Location

    Caherconnell, County Clare.
  • Distance

    60 mins by car
  • Attraction

    Heritage & History
  • Cost

    From €5


Book your stay today and explore this and many more wonderful local attractions near The Claregalway Hotel.