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Bonane Heritage Park

Signposted off N71 Glengarriff Road | Bonane, Ireland
+353 85 767 7869
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Discover a wealth of archaeological sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age up to pre-famine times all in close proximity along a 2km walkway; including a Stone Circle, Ringfort, Bullaun Stone and Fulacht Fiadh. It's not only for those interested in history and archaeology but for walkers, photographers, heritage-seekers and anyone looking for stunning scenery and peaceful surroundings. Situated 10 km from Kenmare, Co Kerry, on the N71, set within the beautiful surroundings of Bonane and the Sheen Valley Heritage Area. Open to visitors year round.
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Signposted off N71 Glengarriff Road | Bonane, Ireland
+353 85 767 7869
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Kerry, several times but this was a first to Bonane. With two boys aged 22 and 18 and a husband, finding something for all ages proved often difficult! Outside and clambering often seemed the best option. Bonane was a good choice,...More

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site comprises a ring fort, a stone circle, standing stones and other historic sites that are found on a mainly circular hard surfaced path. However, you need to be ready for a steep and quite long climb to reach the sites, all of which...More

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Would thoroughly recommend a visit to this site, the surroundings are fantastic, an it is a wonderfully maintained site. My husband is unable to walk very far, but we were allowed to take the car up the steep climb, which was brilliant!

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

So much history in one spot. Everything you remember learning at school! €4 or €10 for a family and worth every penny. Steep uphill climb for a bit but the views are amazing and so much to see; ring fort, stone circles, famine ruins, fulacht...More

Thank Trudy H
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We found this as we were driving by, and it was such an adorable treasure of our trip. First there is this small path that would be DELIGHTFUL for kids (we enjoyed the hell out of it too) as it's full of fairy houses and...More

Thank Boaz H
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Bonane Heritage Park is a great site to picture how the Irish lived hundreds of years ago. Standing in the Ring Fort gives you a great perspective of how it was built to provide a clan security and also the ability to observe threats...More

Thank stract3
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited Bonane and found it to be an extremely worthwhile attraction. It takes about an hour if you walk the full park and take the time to read the informative markers and take time to soak it all in. It is a great place...More

Thank jerseyjoy1
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We discovered we should have planned a longer visit to take in all that this park has to offer. We were only able to walk up to the stone circle and to see the remains of the "famine cottage," which in itself called for a...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We came here for a visit on Tuesday 23rd Feb 2016 and were lucky to have a beautiful day. The walks are not easy but also not too bad just steep hills in places but worth it for the views and the archaeological sites. The...More

2  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Neat spot easily accessible off main road. We went mostly as an afterthought to our visit in Kenmare. Steep is the right word, as it's a bit of a climb to the good stuff from the car park. It's worth the trip if you can...More

3  Thank Kevin K
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Are dogs allowed
7 July 2016|
Response from bonanecommunity |
Yes, dogs are allowed in the Park, provided they are kept on a lead and please bring a doggie bag with you:)
Hi. I will visit Ring of Kerry in May and I´m trying to put together an itinerary. How much time would you say I should allocate to this Heritage Park? Thanks!
22 March 2015|
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Response from BonaneHeritage | Property representative |
Hi there, It would take approximately one hour to visit the park