Caherconnell Stone Fort
Caherconnell Fort is a defended settlement or 'cashel' which was occupied from the 10th till the 16th centuries. Documentary evidence, backed up by rich finds uncovered during recent excavations, suggests a royal Gaelic-Irish origin of the Fort.
This important site has been full excavated under supervision of Dr Michelle Comber of NUI Galway with the precise location of each find recorded.
Excavated cereal-drying kiln
Socketed arrowhead found at Caherconnell Fort
Among the findings and finds were an iron smelting furnace dated to the earliest phase of occupation, several metalworking hearths and many iron objects, including knives, arrowheads and belt buckles .
During the Festival weekend, iron will be made from Irish iron ore from which blacksmiths will forge replicas of these objects.
Caherconnell Fort is located in the Burren, Co. Clare on the R480 road from Leamaneh to Ballyvaughan and is just a kilometre away from the famous Poulnabone Dolmen.
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