Dunbeg Fort, County Kerry
The location of An Dún Beag, or Dunbeag Promontory Fort, makes it one of the most dramatic archaeological sites on the Dingle peninsula. Archaeological excavations have shown that the earliest phase of construction on the site may have been as early as the 6th century BC. Although there is other evidence showing that there may have been intermittent temporary settlement much later in the 8th or 9th Centuries in relation to the inner fosse. This clochán structure was also possibly occupied in the 10th or 11th Centuries.
The excavation results could however not reveal conclusively what the site was used for; it may have been defensive, or it may simply have just been lived in, but it certainly seems to have been a high status site.
This small but impressive fort is located on a sheer cliff promontory, which projects south into Dingle Bay at the base of Mount Eagle. The site dates back to the late Bronze Age, 800 BC, and was used right through the Celtic period up to the 10th Century.
**THIS SITE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO STORM DAMAGE**
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