Clogher Stone Fort

Clogher Stone Cashel or Cashelmore is in Coolavin Demesne near Monasteraden village on the Monasteraden to Ballaghaderreen Rd. There is a sign post on the road so it is easily found, once you go through the little gate follow the little worn pathway to the right and you will arrive at this beautiful stone fort. This fort is significant , as not only is it in very good condition. this was  due to the original stone fort being repaired at the turn of the 20th Century. The stones used were from two other stone forts which were located close by. It is also truly magnificent in size.  It is 26m in diameter and the walls are 4.3m thick. The stone wall is 2m high with a series of stepped ramparts leading to the top. There is also a very large entrance at 1.8m wide. The interior contains two sou-terrains, these were underground passages built for refuge and storage. Stone cashels are most commonly dated to the Early Iron Age and were stone walls erected as enclosures around farmsteads. The stone fort at Clogher is possibly over 2500 years old!!

Clogher Stone Fort resides on the unspoiled landscape of a period property , please be aware that this house is in private ownership and keep to the track to the fort.  Beware of livestock.