Saints and Stones: Dunbeg Promontory Fort (An Dun Beag)
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Dunbeg (An Dun Beag) is a promontory stone fort located at the base of Mount Eagle on the Dingle peninsula. The fort has four outer defensive banks, five fosses, and an inner drystone rampart with a complex entrance flanked by two guard chambers. Inside the fort is a circular beehive hut -- known as a clochan -- with a square interior.

Excavation has shown that it was begun in the late Bronze Age around 800 B.C. and was used through the Celtic period to the 10th Century. It may have been defensive or used for ritual purposes, or it may simply have just been a dwelling.

About Dunbeg Promontory Fort (An Dun Beag)

Megalithic Ireland: Dunbeg
Megalithic Portal: Dunbeg
Wikipedia: Promontory Fort

Journey to Dunbeg Promontory Fort (An Dun Beag)

Dunbeg Promontory Fort is located west of the town of Dingle on the R559 (Slea Head Drive) on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (V350973)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Dunbeg Promontory Fort may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information for the Dingle Peninsula may be found on the Dingle Peninsula Visitors Guide website.

Additional Photos of Dunbeg Promontory Fort (An Dun Beag)

Road Sign for Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Approaching Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Entrance to Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Close-Up of Entrance to Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Souterrain Inside Entrance Passage to Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Clochan (Beehive Hut) Inside Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Rear of Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Inner Wall in Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Defensive Outer Bank, Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Cliffs Outside Dunbeg Promontory Fort


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