Leacanabuaile facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLeacanabuaile
Irish: Leaca na Buaile
|Location||Kimego West, Caherciveen,
County Kerry, Ireland
|Elevation||24 m (79 ft)|
|Built||c. 9th century AD|
|Architectural style(s)||Gaelic Ireland|
|Official name: Leacanabuaile Cashel|
The cashel was built around the 9th century AD as a defended farmstead.
The Irish name means "hillside of the milking-place".
Leacanabuaile is a circular stone ringfort (caiseal) of internal diameter 30 m (98 ft) with outer walls over 2 m (6 ft 7 in) high and 3.3 m (11 ft) thick. Protected on three sides by steep grassy slopes, the entrance is on the east side. It is built of drystone with gaps filled in with rubble.
Inside are three stone beehive houses and a souterrain.
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