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Drombeg Stone Circle

Drombeg Stone Circle

Drombeg Stone Circle is an ancient megalithic structure situated 2.4 km (1.5 miles) East of Glandore, County Cork in Ireland.

 

 

 

Location: 2.4 km (1.5 miles) East of Glandore, County Cork  Map

Constructed: c. 945 - 830 BC

 

 

 

Description of Drombeg Stone Circle

 

Drombeg Stone Circle was erected during the Bronze Age (c. 945 - 830 BC). The name of the complex Drombeg means "the small ridge". It is also locally known as a Druid's Altar. Originally 17 stones were standing in the circle with a diameter of 9.5 meters (31 feet). Today only 13 original boulders remain in place. Additionally several stones were placed around the central structure. Two portal stones at a height of 2.05 meters are situated to the Northeast. Another group of stones that formed a Cooking Place for the ceremonies is found nearby. Like Stonehenge in Great Britain, Drombeg Stone Circle was also aligned to mark year's important days. Excavations in the middle of the 20th century discovered cremated bones and deliberately broken pottery wrapped in thick cloth. Most of them date back to the 600 AD.

 

The best time to visit Drombeg Stone Circle site is in morning hours. It is a popular site in Ireland and many tourists and locals alike make their way here. So if you don't want large crowds come as early as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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