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Aghacaribble 1 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Aghanagran Rath
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An Choill Mhór (Kilmore) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Ardamore Stone Row / Alignment
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Baile Uí Uaithnín (Ballyhoneen) Wedge Tomb
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Ballinrannig Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballykissane Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Ballyline West Rath
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Ballynahow Beg Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Caherard Wedge Tomb
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Caherbarnagh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Caherconree Stone Fort / Dun
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Caherdaniel Stone Fort / Dun
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Caherdorgan North Stone Fort / Dun
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Caherdorgan North Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cahergal Stone Fort / Dun
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Caherlehillan Stone Fort / Dun
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Caherlehillan North Wedge Tomb
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Caherlehillan South Wedge Tomb
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Cahernageeha Burial Chamber
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Caher Conor Stone Fort / Dun
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Candiha Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cashelkeelty NW Stone Circle
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Cashelkeelty SE Stone Circle
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Cathair na bhFionnúrach Stone Fort / Dun
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City of Shrone Christianised Site
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Clogherane Stone Row / Alignment
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Clogherane Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cloonsharragh Stone Row / Alignment
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Cool Standing Stones
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Coolnaharagill Upper Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Cool East Wedge Tomb
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Coomasaharn Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Coomatloukane Wedge Tomb
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Coomatloukane North Wedge Tomb
Coomnahorna East Standing Stones
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Corr Aille Spiral Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Cullaba Lake Standing Stones
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Darrynane More Standing Stone / Menhir
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Derreeny
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Derryleagh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Derrynablaha
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Dingle Bullaun Stone
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Dromtine Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Dunbeg Cliff Fort
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Feaghna Bullaun Stone
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Foheraghmore Standing Stone / Menhir
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Fossa Standing Stone / Menhir
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Gallaunmore Standing Stone / Menhir
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Garyard Henge
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Glanleam Standing Stone / Menhir
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Glashananinnaun Stone Circle
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Graigue Standing Stone / Menhir
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Inchinanagh Standing Stones
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Kealduff
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Kenmare Stone Circle
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Killaclohane Portal Tomb
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Kilmalkedar Standing Stone / Menhir
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Kinard East Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Knockbrack Wedge Tomb
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Leabaleaha Wedge Tomb
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Leacanabuile Stone Fort / Dun
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Lehid Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
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Lehid Wedge Tomb
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Lehid Standing Stone / Menhir
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Lissyvigeen Stone Circle
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Loher Stone Fort / Dun
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Lougher Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Lugnagappul Cairn(s)
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Milleens
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Milltown Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Milltown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Minard Wedge Tomb
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Oghermong Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Paps of Anu Sacred Hill
Reenkilla Stone Circle
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Rossacoosane Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Shronebirrane Stone Circle
Staigue Standing Stone / Menhir
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Staigue Bridge Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Staigue Cashel Stone Fort / Dun
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Toon Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tullakeel Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Uragh Stone Circle
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Uragh North Stone Circle
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Waterville Standing Stone / Menhir

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Council approves donkey sanctuary on ancient site


Kerry County Council last night confirmed it had given the go-ahead for a donkey sanctuary and roadway now under construction in a unique Bronze Age valley near the Conor Pass which contains dozens of archaeological monuments.
The council said it had made its ruling “based on the information” it was given... continues...
moss Posted by moss
9th November 2013ce
Edited 9th November 2013ce

Farmer fined €25,000 for destroying ringfort


A 64-year-old farmer has been fined €25,000 at the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee for destroying a 1,000-year-old ringfort, which was a protected national monument... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd March 2012ce

Man Faces Jail Term For Demolishing Ancient Fort

A Causeway man is facing a possible 5 year jail term etc etc.

More info :

http://www.kerryman.ie/news/man-faces-jail-for-demolishing-ancient-ring-fort-2949787.html
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st December 2011ce

Outrage at Destruction at Dun Mor


From u.tv

The 700 metres of earthen works that surrounded the ancient Dun Mor Fort on the Dingle Peninsula were levelled at the weekend by an excavating machine. An entrance and a standing stone with an ogham inscription were also removed.

Heritage Ireland spokeswoman Isobel Smyth said it was a dreadful act... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd June 2004ce
Edited 22nd June 2004ce

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Oghermong (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

There is a stone in Ohermong called the Glánn Bawn or white stone. It is about five feet overground and buried in the earth to some depth. It is about six feet in circumference. An old lady who died about 30 years ago aged 95 at that time and a native of Ballinkelligs told my father that there lived in Ballinskelligs a woman who had as a custom to dig as many potatoes on Sundays in the harvest time as she would require for the week. She was digging one Sunday about dusk when suddenly she was taken away and found herself underground at the Glánn Bawn in Ohermong. She was very downhearted at being swept away and she was told by one of the underground people who took pity on her not to eat any of their food and that they would have to let her go again. She refused the food and after three days she was taken home again. She took some bread with her which she put on the fence near her home and any thing living would not eat it and it melted on the fence. She used to say afterwards "do bí caint briágh ann"[?] She did not dig any more potatoes on Sundays. This has happened about one hundred and fifty years ago and the old lady who told the story always believed that there is an under-ground house at the "Glánn Bawn" in Ohermong.
From the 1930s Schools Collection now being transcribed at duchas.ie. I regret I can't transcribe the Irish properly so feel free to correct me (and tell me what it means :)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th April 2016ce

Ballyline West (Rath) — Folklore

There are three raths in this area, but this one seems to be the best preserved, judging from the aerial photographs. Perhaps it's this one that's the source of this story in the Schools Collection (written in the 1930s, now being digitised at duchas.ie).
There is a fort situated about one mile from the village of Ballylongford in the townland of Ballyline, in the land which now belongs to Patrick Diggins. It is round in shape and is surrounded by trees.
John Diggins had a man employed to knock the fort. The servant went to the Priest to ask if he could knock the fort, and the Priest told him that if he got any other work to do not to mind the fort. He told this to his master and the master himself went to knock it. He got a stroke of a branch into the eye and he lost the sight of that eye. He went at it again and cut the trees and ploughed the fort and set corn in it, and after twelve months, the fort grew up again.
And here's another. It's perhaps more frightening but the protagonist doesn't seem too bothered.
There is a fort in the townland of Ballyline in the land of Mr. Patrick Lavery about two miles from Ballylongford. This fort is circular in shape and it is surrounded by white thorn and black thorn bushes. There is a gap in it and there is a path near it.
One night there was a man from Ballyline named John O'Brien going home and he heard great noise in the fort. He looked in and he saw a great crowd of men inside sitting at a table on which there were plenty eatables and drinkables. One of the men invited him in, and he went and had a good time. He recognised a few of the men that were dead for years. Towards morning the crowd disappeared and the man went home after a good night.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
2nd April 2016ce

Aghanagran (Rath) — Folklore

The information on the Historic Environment Viewer says this rath is on high ground which 'presents an excellent view of the surrounding countryside', how lovely. Its story (which mixes various folklore themes) comes from the Schools Collection of the National Folklore Collection, written down in the 1930s, and currently being digitised at duchas.ie.
There is a fort in the townland of Ahanagran in the land of Thomas Fimertry. Every day there was a hare seen in this fort. This hare had only one ear.

One morning a number of men decided that they would kill the hare. They set off for the fort with a number of dogs. When they reached the fort, they saw the hare, but any one of the dogs would not touch him. Then the men followed the hare themselves, until they reached the bottom of the third field from the fort. All at once, a big hole opened in the ground and the hare went in.

The men followed the hare, but when they reached the bottom of the hole, to their surprise, instead of a hare being there they saw an old woman. They asked her if she saw any hare, but no sooner had they said it than the old woman disappeared. Then the men came up again, and the hole closed, but the hare was never again seen.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
2nd April 2016ce

Gurteen (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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19th March 2016ce

Uragh (Stone Circle) — Images

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20th February 2016ce

Gurteen (Stone Circle) — Images

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14th February 2016ce

Drombohilly (Stone Circle) — Images

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11th February 2016ce
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