Leacanabuaile Stone Fort Walking Route, Kerry

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: November 6, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance2 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude10 m
  • Peak29 m
  • Climb23 m
  • Descent20 m

This is an easy walking route to the historic, amazing and still relatively unknown Leacanabuaile Stone Fort near Cahirciveen, county Kerry, Ireland. There is little tourism promotion of this site considering its importance and wow factor.

Leacanabuaile Stone Fort, considered one of the best examples of this fort type is dated to around 800 – 900AD and translates to 'Hillside of the Summer Pastorage’.  The archaelogical excavation uncovered iron knives and mill stones suggesting the existence of an early Christian farming community here.  Standing atop the  outer walls which are up to 3 metres thick, its great to imagine how the fort looked in the past.

The fort is free and well worth a visit if you are in the area and only short distance from equally and somewhat more awe inspiring Cahergall Stone Fort with its high stone walls.