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Doonmore
Native name
Irish: An Dún Mór
Stacks at Doonsheane Head - geograph.org.uk - 1593573.jpg
View of the fort
Type promontory fort
Etymology great fort
Location Doonsheane, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Area 2.93 ha (7.2 acres)
Built 5th–8th centuries
Owner state
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Doonmore Promontory Fort
Reference no. 221.45

Doonmore is a promontory fort and National Monument located in County Kerry, Ireland.

Location

Doonsheane Promontory Fort - geograph.org.uk - 276380
Doonmore from the water

Doonmore lies on a headland reaching into Dingle Bay, 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Dingle town.

History

Traditionally viewed as being built by the Iron Age Veneti, promontory forts are now associated with a later date, the early Middle Ages. (5th–8th centuries AD)

Structure

A headland of 2.93 ha (7.2 acres), cut off from the mainland by an artificial ditch, with complex multiple vallations and stone ramparts.

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