Derreenataggart West

Suspected Alignment / Alignments:  Equinox Sun-set
Site Type: Stone Circle
Irish Grid Ref: V6654746309
Location: Link to Bing Maps

Looking towards the recumbent stone at Derreenataggart West


This stone circle is described on as follows;

"On level patch of rough pasture on SE slopes of Miskish mountain. Circle incomplete; may have consisted of fifteen stones. Twelve survive, three of these prostrate. Orthostats are 0.4m to 2.4m L, 0.15m to 0.3m T and 1.25m to 1.9m H. Internal measurement along mains axis, aligned E-W, is 7.8m. (Ó Nualláin 1984, 20, no. 26)."
There is a parking spot across from this circle and it is sign-posted from the town of Castletownbere so I assume access is not an issue. Jack Roberts, who has been studying the stone circles of Cork & Kerry for over 30 years, suspects that this stone circle is aligned to the sun-set on the Equinox days.

Links to photographs;
Picture of Derreenataggart West stone circle by contributor Ken Williams

Links for further information;
Plan of Derreenataggart West by Boyle Somerville