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Caherconnell Stone Fort Sheepdog Demonstration

Caherconnell Stone Fort in Co. Clare

History & Politics
Irish Culture
Geography & Nature

A Brilliant Visit for Groups Interested in History, Archaeology and Irish Culture


A family run business, Caherconnell Fort is one of the best-preserved stone forts in the Burren. The impressive visitor centre at Caherconnell provides a modern experience of our magnificent past. Ongoing excavations by the Caherconnell Archaeological Field School have yielded fascinating results, enhancing Caherconnell’s reputation as a prominent archaeological site.


Your group will first see an intersting audio-visual presentation on the forts and tombs scattered across the Burren and, after they will be guided through the Caherconnell Stone Fort.


If you also want a unique insight into a part of Irish culture rarely seen, you can organise to see one of the sheepdog demonstrations. Caherconnell is home to the Burren’s premier sheepdog demonstrations, which were started by John Davoren, the landowner. Your group will see how sheepdogs in Ireland are very well trained, extremely skillful, intelligent and obedient and how their contribution to small farming families is extremely important.


If your group is planning a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher, make sure to include a visit to this significant archaeological site.


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Opening Hours

March, April, October

10.30-17.00 (last tour 45 minutes before closing)

May, June, September

10.00-17.30 (last tour 45 minutes before closing)


July, August  

10.00-18.00 (last tour 45 minutes before closing)

Duration of Visit

60 minutes approximately



Caherconnell, Carron, Kilfenora, County Clare

Approximately a 20 minutes drive from the Burren Hostel; approximately a 60 minutes drive from Galway City

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