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Last year a friend took me on a road-trip down to Skibbereen and along the coast of west Cork. It was summer but the sun was playing hide and seek with the clouds – and the weather changed from warm to cold to humid on a whim.

We drove down winding roads and up hills. Along the way we stopped at Knockdrum Stone Fort … a large ring of piled up stones, two meters high and about three meters wide. The fort is from the Bronze Age but was seemingly used as a refuge much longer. And while there are a good many steps to climb up before you reach the stone fort, the views are stunning – the landscape wild and beautiful.

Knockdrum Hill Fort in Co. Cork

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