Part of the historic Dunbeg fort’s stone doorway has collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean after severe damage during Storm Eleanor.

The Dunbeg fort, located near the Dingle Peninsula, was battered once again during recent freak weather conditions.

According to The Irish Times, the future of the historic monument is now uncertain due to multiple years of significant damage.

The Office of Public Works will carry out an inspection before the end of the month to consider what can be done to preserve the historic stone work from subsequent damage.

Most recently, damage post-Storm Eleanor caused the fort’s stone doorway and 10 meters of its defense wall to collapse into the sea. The pathway leading to the site was also been damaged.

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The 2,500-year-old fort on the Slea Head drive in west Kerry dates back to the Bronze and Iron Ages. 

Back in 2014, a significant part of the monument’s western wall also fell into the sea and the site was briefly closed to the public.

The historic Dunbeg in west Kerry, IrelandFlickr