Isle of Albion
Ruined and remote monument on the Bears Peninsula.
First Photographed: Wednesday 23rd August 2006
Last Photographed: Sunday 7th October 2007
Other Names: Caiseal Coillte
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Cashelkeelty north West is the remains of a ruined circle, originally estimated at around 17 metres in diameter and containing approximately 12 stones. Of those original stones, only four now remain. The tallest of these is around 2.5 metres. Three of the stones are upright, and the fourth is recumbent.

Like its cousin, Cashelkeelty south east, this site is approached via a mildly exerting climb up through woodland and then out across spectacular terrain beneath the mountains of the Beara Peninsula. The view over the Kenmare River estuary and out to the mountains beyond is stunning. This is a fantastic spot from which to catch the dying light of a late summer's evening, which gives the stones a glorious golden hue. This is a magical setting, even though the remaining stones can only hint at the impressive monument that must once have stood here.