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An Chaolchoill
Kealkill Stone Circle
Kealkill Stone Circle
Kealkill is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°45′03″N 09°22′49″W / 51.75083°N 9.38028°W / 51.75083; -9.38028Coordinates: 51°45′03″N 09°22′49″W / 51.75083°N 9.38028°W / 51.75083; -9.38028
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Kealkill (Irish: An Chaolchoill)[1] is a small village in West Cork, Ireland, located 10.3 kilometers from Bantry and 75.8 kilometers from Cork City. Its amenities include a church, a shop, a school, a community playgroup, two public houses and a GAA club (St Colums).

Kealkill stone circle is a significant archaeological site with a radial stone cairn and a pair of standing stones. Visitors to the circle can take advantage of spectacular views with Bantry Bay to the west, Cnoc Baoi to the north and the Sheha Hills to the east.

A series of walks connect the circle to Carriganass Castle and the Sheep's Head Way.

Notable residents and events[edit]

  • Rowland Robert Teape Davis - b. 1807, advocate of Catholic emancipation, Oddfellow and New Zealand working class agitator.
  • Alan O'Connor, Cork senior footballer and All-Ireland Senior football winner in 2010.
  • On Wednesday the 19th of April 1922, the first fatalities of the Irish Civil War occurred in Kealkill when two soldiers of the Republican IRA (Anti Treaty) army were killed, Volunteers Kelly and Cronin, both from nearby Bantry.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. An Chaolchoill Verified 2011-05-08.
  2. ^ "Anti Treaty Soldiers Killed in Civil War". Retrieved 30 April 2013.