Staigue Stone Fort Ė near Sneem, County Kerry. The fort is thought to have been built during the
late Iron Age, probably between 300 to 400 AD, as a defensive stronghold for a local lord. The fortís
walls are up to 5.5m (18ft) high and 4m (13ft) thick at the base, forming a circle 27.4m (90ft) in
diameter. There is a single entry through a 1.8m roofed passage. Staigue Fort represents a
considerable feat of engineering and construction, built without the use of mortar, using undressed
stones. It appears to have been a place of worship, an observatory and a place of defence, and is
the best preserved stone fort in Ireland.