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Uragh West

Stone Circle


Visited on 1st February 2012
Directions to the car park are the same as for Uragh. Then follow the farm track up over the cattle grids, up the hill until the track does a v to the left. There is a handmade sign pointing you in the right direction (for fulacht fia and boulder burials). Go through the gate and follow the signs and well worn track around Uragh wood and you will walk straight into Uragh West Circle.
The Farmer walked some of the way with me, he was really friendly and proud that he has all of this history on his land. He gave me the directions to the higher of the two circles, pointing it out on the hillside to me. I didn't begrudge the €2 here. He obviously does his best to upkeep everything and has made that path to the lower circle !
As I said, you walk straight into this one. The first thing that strikes you is the big boulder burial in the centre. There are 8 stones still standing in the circle with 2/3 fallen. An old wall has been built across the Northern edge, incorporating one of the circles stones ! There are two further boulder burials nearby !
This is a great little circle, hidden behind the woods below Knocknagarrane. Hopefully the gorse won't become too invasive and take over.
Meic Posted by Meic
1st February 2012ce
Edited 9th July 2014ce

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