R2399 : Sinkhole, Caherconnell

taken 6 years ago, 4 km W of Carran, Co Clare, Ireland

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Sinkhole, Caherconnell
Sinkhole, Caherconnell
Caherconnell Fort

Caherconnell (Irish: Cathair Chonaill, meaning "Conall's stone ringfort") is an exceptionally well-preserved medieval stone ringfort in the Burren.
Caherconnell features a circular drystone enclosure wall with a diameter of 42 metres. Walls are up to 3 metres thick and up to 3 metres high. The amount of loose stones suggests an original height of around one extra metre. The wall is made of local limestone. The entrance gap is located to the east.
The ringfort mostly dates from the early 10th to mid-12th century. Occupation deposits indicate the fort was used from around the early 10th century to the early 13th century. The later structure with a rectangular outline was likely built between the early 15th and mid-17th century. It is not certain whether the cashel was continuously inhabited or temporarily abandoned in the 14th century.

The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark is an internationally designated area of geological interest in County Clare. It was the third Geopark to be designated in Ireland, and is recognised at both European and global levels. It is sometimes branded as "the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Global UNESCO Geopark."
The Burren comprises dramatic glaciated karst landscapes on Irelandís Atlantic coast which have been fashioned in a variety of limestones, sandstones and siltstones originating during the Carboniferous period. The nearby Cliffs of Moher are vertical sandstone and shale sea-cliffs, the highest in Europe, which rise to a height of over 200m in places and which have long drawn sightseers to the area.

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R2399, 26 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 236 994 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.4284N 9:8.3581W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 236 994
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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