About Knockdrum Stone Fort

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Knockdrum Stone Fort is a circular stone, hill top fort in County Cork, Ireland. It was restored before 1860, there were archaeological excavations in 1930 or 31. The three metre thick walls are reported as either 2 metres or 1.75 metres high depending on the source, and as 29 metres in diameter. The site is owned by the Irish Government which has declared it a national monument.

Inside the fort are the stone foundations of a rectangular building with a souterrain, a type of structure characteristic of the European Iron Age, but often of later date in Ireland. There are cup marks both inside and outside the wall.

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Castletownshend Road, County Cork, Ireland

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