Suspected Alignment / Alignments:  Equinox Sun-set
Site Type: Stone Circle
Irish Grid Ref: V8810565708
Location: Link to Bing Maps

Dromroe stone circle looking east 


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

"In rough pasture, on the W side of the valley of the Dromoghty River. This stone circle (diam. 9.5m) consists of thirteen stones (L 0.8-1.6m; T 0.3-0.6m; H 0.8-1.6m), three of which are prostrate. Only one entrance stone stands and it is radially set on the circumference at E. The axial stone has a flat top and, unusually, it is not the lowest stone in the circle. In the interior of the circle is a centrally placed boulder-burial (KE101-010002-) and 2m S of it is a standing stone (KE101-010003-). (Ó Nualláin 1971, fig. 2, site D; 1984a, 28-9, no. 45)."

This circle is again near a section of the Beara Way, I think there may be some issue with access to the circle via certain land-holdings so do make sure to ask permission to view the circle. This 13 stone circle looks to be pretty much complete and it is one of the finest in Ireland. 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.

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Picture of Dromroe stone circle by www.themodernantiquarian.com contributor Ken Williams

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