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Bonane

A delightful place to stop on the Glengarriff to Kenmare Road

On the Beara Way
Welcome to Bonane Tunnel The longest of the four tunnels, this one cuts through the county border leaving Kerry and reappearing in County Cork. This is called the Caha Pass, one of the highest roads in the area and marking the easternmost side of the Beara Peninsula
Heritage Plaque

Bonane Heritage Park is a must to see. A short drive off the main road the park includes a stone circle, Ring Fort, Famine Ruin, Standing Stone and much more

www.bonaneheritagepark.com

Below are some of the interesting sites to visit in the Park

Heritage Park
   
Famine Ruin

Moon rise

 

Fulacht Fiadh

Famine Ruin

This small dwelling is typical of the early 19th century when large families were reared in primitive conditions

The above picture and diagram below shows how the moon rolls up the slope of the hill left when viewed from the stone circle.. This happens once every 18.6 years.

Fulacht Fiadh

The name is given to an ancient cooking pit dating from the Bronze Age.

This is the stone circle shown in the diagram right.

Moon Rise

Bullaun Stone
Stone Circle

 

Ring Fort

Bullaun Stone

A Bullaun Stone is a large rock where a basin or bullaun has been carved out.

 

  An aerial view of the Ring Fort, still impressive some 2000 years after its construction. It is one of the largest ring forts in Ireland  
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