Present day culture and history come together beautifully at Caherconnell. Visitors can experience the history and archaeology of our past while also experiencing the farming culture that survives in the Burren today as it is passed down through generations.
Visit: Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, R480 Road, Ballyvaughan, Caherconnell Ireland
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. The sheepdog demonstration times are available on our website