Saints and Stones: Cahermacnaughten (Cathair Mhic Neachtain)

Cahermacnaughten (Cathair Mhic Neachtain) (often spelled Cahermacnaghten) is a stone fort most likely built during the medieval period as a fortified farmstead. Huge stones were used in constuction, and the walls are almost 10 feet high. It is almost round in shape, with a diameter of about 100 feet. Inside the enclosure, the accumulation of centuries of domestic materials has raised the ground level inside the fort covering the foundations of buildings whose outlines can still be detected.

Occupied as late as the end of the 17th Century, it is most famous as the location of the celebrated Gaelic law school of the O'Davoren family.

About Cahermacnaughten (Cathair Mhic Neachtain)

Megalithic Ireland: Cahermacnaughten Stone Fort
Megalithomania: Cahermacnaghten Stone Fort
Megalithic Portal: Cahermacnaughten
Wikipedia: Ring Fort
Wikipedia: The Burren

Journey to Cahermacnaughten (Cathair Mhic Neachtain)

Cahermacnaughten (Cathair Mhic Neachtain) is located in the Burren south of the N67. It is approximately two miles north of the village of Noughaval, which can be located on side roads north from the town of Kilfenora, County Clare, Ireland.

Map Reference: M196002

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Cahermacnaughten may be found at the website. General tourist information may be found at the Visit the Burren website.

Additional Photos of Cahermacnaughten (Cathair Mhic Neachtain)

Descriptive Sign at Cahermacnaughten
Front of Cahermacnaughten
Entrance to Cahermacnaughten
10 Foot High Outer Wall of Cahermacnaughten

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