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Caherdorgan North
Native name
Irish: Cathair Deargáin Thuaidh
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View of the fort
Type stone ringfort and medieval house
Etymology Doregan's stone fort
Location Dingle Peninsula County Kerry
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Built 8th or 9th century AD
Owner state
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Caherdorgan North Cashel / The Chancellor's House
Reference no. 221.4748
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Caherdorgan North is a National Monument located in County Kerry, Ireland.


Caherdorgan North's cashel lies on the slope overlooking Smerwick Harbour, 6.6 km (4.1 mi) northwest of Dingle. The Chancellor's House is 300 m (330 yd) to the north.

Caherdorgan Cashel

The cashel has a circular wall, within which are 5 dry stone clocháns with corbelled roofs. A souterrain was once here.

Panorama of the interior

The Chancellor's House

Cill Mhaoilchéadair (Kilmalkedar), The Chancellor's House - - 275343
View of a wall of the Chancellor's House

The Chancellor's House (Fothrach an tSainsiléara) is a ruined rectangular stone medieval building. It was probably home to the chancellor (cancellarius) of the Diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe. The house is 17.6 m (58 ft) long and contains a bread oven and fireplace.

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