Previously Suspected Alignment:  Winter Solstice Sun-set
Site Type: Stone Circle
Irish Grid Ref: W4388981357
Location: Link to Bing Maps

Rylane stone circle in Co. Cork


This stone circle is described on Archaeology.ie as follows;

"In flat pasture, on SW side of Rylane River. Circle complete; interior filled with field stones. Loose slab lies between axial stone and W sidestone. Orthostats are 1m to 2.1m L, 0.2m to 0.4m T and 0.8m to 1m H. Internal measurement along main axis, aligned NE-SW, is 3.5m. (O Nualláin 1984a, 36, no. 65)

Jack Roberts, who has been studying the stone circles of Cork & Kerry for 30 years, suspects that this stone circle is aligned to the sun-set on the Winter Solstice.

Ken Williams, photographer visited this circle for Winter Solstice in 2016 and confirmed that the sun does not set behind the recumbent stone.

Links to photographs;
Picture of a December sun-set by www.themodernantiquarian.com contributor Ken Williams

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