Caherdorgan North

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Caherdorgan North
Native name
Irish: Cathair Deargáin Thuaidh
County Kerry - Caherdorgan Fort - 20130404105952.jpg
View of the fort
Typestone ringfort and medieval house
EtymologyDoregan's stone fort
LocationDingle Peninsula County Kerry
Coordinates52°10′45″N 10°20′22″W / 52.179256°N 10.339466°W / 52.179256; -10.339466Coordinates: 52°10′45″N 10°20′22″W / 52.179256°N 10.339466°W / 52.179256; -10.339466
Elevation66 m (217 ft)
Built8th or 9th century AD
Official name: Caherdorgan North Cashel / The Chancellor's House
Reference no.221.4748
Caherdorgan North is located in Ireland
Caherdorgan North
Location of Caherdorgan North in Ireland

Caherdorgan North is a National Monument located in County Kerry, Ireland.[1][2]


Caherdorgan North's cashel lies on the slope overlooking Smerwick Harbour, 6.6 km (4.1 mi) northwest of Dingle. The Chancellor's House is 300 m (330 yd) to the north.[3][4]

Caherdorgan Cashel[edit]

The cashel has a circular wall, within which are 5 dry stone clocháns with corbelled roofs. A souterrain was once here.[5]

Panorama of the interior

The Chancellor's House[edit]

View of a wall of the Chancellor's House

The Chancellor's House (Fothrach an tSainsiléara) is a ruined rectangular stone medieval building.[6][7][8][9] It was probably home to the chancellor (cancellarius) of the Diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe. The house is 17.6 m (58 ft) long and contains a bread oven and fireplace.[10]


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  2. ^ Killanin, Baron Michael Morris; Duignan, Michael V. (14 March 1989). "The Shell guide to Ireland". Gill and Macmillan – via Google Books.
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  5. ^ "Cathair Deargáin Thuaidh/Caherdorgan North, Cathair/Stone Fort or Cashel, national monument, - Go Kerry".
  6. ^ "Cosán na Naomh (The Saint's Road) - Dingle Peninsula".
  7. ^ Tibus, Website design and development by. "Cosán na Naomh (The Saint's Road) - Activities - Walking - Linear Walks - All Ireland - Republic of Ireland - Kerry - Ballyferriter - Discover Ireland".
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  10. ^,%20The%20Chancellor's%20House,%20,%20Kerry.html