Photographer's Note

Cahirciveen is on the Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula), a tourist hotspot that I travelled to just before the tourist season really started. It is known as the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, "The Liberator", who achieved the passing of pro-Catholic and pro-Irish laws in the British Parliament.
On a beautiful afternoon, I walked to the fort through lanes bordered with stone walls and the giant fuschia bushes--trees really--that are the trademark flower of southwest Ireland. Cahergall ring fort's outer defensive wall is lined with steps and terraces, some of them original, some modern reconstructions. The ancient fort, situated on a hill about 2 miles from the town, would have housed one family and protected their livestock from local theives. It is a Duchas (heritage) site and, like most in Ireland, is located in pastureland--I had the place to myself, besides the cows!

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