In Kerry County, the vestiges of Staigue Fort, buried in the mountain, is one of the leading archeological sites on the island. With its magnificent panorama, it is impressive by its height and the thickness of its walls. As the legend goes, only a day and night were needed to build this complex of fortresses 13 ft wide, covering a circumference of 280 ft. Archeologists have established that whatever the case, the fort dates back to the first millennium BC.
The stairs that climb the fortification walls of Staigue Fort: the fort was built in the first few centuries AD.© Michel Megret / age fotostock
Staigue Fort stands out against the green of the hill on which it stands, while at the same time being in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside.© Peter Zoeller / age fotostock
The fort has a circular fortification 6 metres high, 4 metres thick and 30 metres long.© OT Irlande