"Step Through a Gateway into the Past" Lisdoonvarna Things to Do Tip by WhispersWest

Lisdoonvarna Things to Do: 6 reviews and 8 photos

  Grey Skies, Portal in Time
by WhispersWest

Over the top of Corkscrew Hill is the circular stone fort, which once housed one of Ireland's most famous medieval law schools under the care and management of the O'Davorens, a family of hereditary legal scholars and teachers. Donald O'Davoren is credited as the compiler of both a Breton Law Glossary and "The prophecy of Conn of the Hundred Battles" concerning the succession of the kings of Tara and the coming of St. Patrick.

Off to the sides, as you approach, are the stone remnants of houses set up outside of teh ringed walls. To walk through the entrance of the Fort is to find yourself sent back in time.

Address: Lisdoonvarna
Directions: 3 kilometres north of Noughaval. From Kilfenora take the Lisdoonvarna road north and then follow the signs for Noughaval, keep going North on this road for approximately 6 kilometres the fort is down a small road on your left and is well sign-posted.

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  • Written Nov 21, 2006
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