Drombeg Stone Circle

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Drombeg Stone Circle Nov 01, 2017
Although some 30 kms from Kinsale, Drombeg is easily visited on the way west to Skibbereen and Killarney. and roughly two kms before reaching Glandore. Drombeg is one of the better known stone circles in Ireland and is probably part of a small settlement. The circle has 17 (seventeen) stones and is roughly 9 metres in diametre. There is one of the stones that is directly in line with a notch in the nearby hills at the winter solstice in December passing over the axial stopne or altar to the portal stones opposite. Close by is an outline in stones of a couple of huts, and also a hut having a cooking trough where water was boiled for cooking meat. It has been proven fairly recently that it was possible to keep over 250 litres of water boiling for up to 3 hours here. The circle dates back to about 150 BC/150 AD, although in the centre of the circle were found pieces of pottery and a pot containg human remains that have been carbondated to 8/900 years BC.

Quite easy to find by following the R597 from Rosscarberry towards Glandore. The signpost is there but you really have to watch for it. Turn left and after it is pretty well marked. From the car park just follow the obvious track for about 500 metres through hedges of splendid wild fuchsia.
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