Ring of Kerry – Archaeological sites
This Ogham stone near Caherdaniel displays a fine example of ancient Celtic Ogham text, a form of writing comprising combinations of parallel and angled lines carved along an edge of a standing stone. There are numerous examples along the Ring of Kerry route.
|Staigue Fort is over two thousand years old and located at Castlecove near Sneem. Archaeologists are not certain as to its purpose but speculate that it may have been used
to protect cattle or as a site of religious significance. It may also have been used as an amphitheatre for some form of spectacle. This ancient monument should not be missed
when you are touring the Ring of Kerry.
|The Ring of Kerry is equally rich in archaeological remains. Fine example of Iron Age forts can be seen at Staigue near Caherdaniel and Cahergal and Leacanabuaile at Cahersiveen. There are also fine examples of medieval castles and monasteries. The jewel in Kerry’s crown is the 7th century monastic remains on Skellig Mhichíl, a world heritage site.|