This ring of 13 standing stones is the finest example of a megalithic stone circle in County Cork. The circle dates from 153 B.C., and little is known about its ritual purpose. However, the remains of two huts and a cooking area, just to the west of the circle, give some clue; it is thought that heated stones were placed in a water trough (which can be seen adjacent to the huts), and the hot water was used for cooking. This section has been dated to sometime between A.D. 368 and 608.
West Cork› Attraction
Drombeg Stone Circle
Off R597 between Rosscarbery and Glandore, Co. Cork
Our Rating Neighborhood The turning for Drombeg Stone Circle is signposted just after the sign for Drombeg (if approaching from the direction of Rosscarbery); if approaching from Glandore it's about 0.5km ( 1/3 miles) after the whitewashed church in Drombeg village Prices Free admission (open site) Other No phone
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