Loch A’Dúin



A self-guiding walk in a valley with an archaeological treasure chest. At Kilmore Cross, at the bottom of the Conor Pass, near Cloghane, is a valley called Loch a’ Dúin (The Lake of the Fort).This valley contains a remarkable number of monuments from the Bronze Age (2,000BC – 500BC)- Bronze Age farming on the Dingle Peninsula. There are over 89 stone structures, many dating from 2,500BC. Including wedge tombs, standing stones, rock art, fulach fia, a fortified island and over 12 km of prehistoric pre-bog field walls dating to c. 1,300 BC. The valley is also of interest to bird watchers, botanists, and geologists.

Look out for the black marker poles on the route for guidance. The river of course can only be crossed when water levels are low.

A Must Read detailed article by archaeoligist Michael Ó Coilean

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Newspaper Article Kerryman 25th May 2016
The Archaeology of the Loch a'Dun Valley paipear nuachta

How to get there.  Click on 6R7Q+34 (or Copy and Paste) to google maps app search on your mobile phone and follow route to starting point.