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Sites/groups in County Cork:

5 posts
Abbeystrowry Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Ahaghilla Stone Circle
3 posts
Ahaglaslin Portal Tomb
3 posts
Ahidelake Standing Stone / Menhir
19 posts
Altar Wedge Tomb
3 posts
An Screathan Mór Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
An Seisear Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Ardacluggin Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Ardacluggin Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Arderawinny Portal Tomb
25 posts
Ardgroom Outward Stone Circle
3 posts
Ardmahon Standing Stone / Menhir
20 posts
Ardrah Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Ballinaltig Beg Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Ballindangan Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Ballyarthur Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
1 site
Ballybane (The Rock of the Rings) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
1 site
Ballycommane Stone Row / Alignment
16 posts
Ballycrovane Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Ballydivlin Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Ballyhalwick Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Ballyknockane Stone Circle
5 posts
Ballylegan Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Ballymacrown Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Ballymakeery Standing Stones
4 posts
Ballynacorra Artificial Mound
15 posts
Ballynahowen Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Ballynaule Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Ballyoneen Standing Stones
1 post
Ballyroberts Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Ballyroe Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
27 posts
Ballyvackey Stone Circle
6 posts
Ballyvoge 1 Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Ballyvoge Beg Wedge Tomb
2 posts
Barnabah Cup Marked Stone
Barnadivane Standing Stones
9 posts
Barnagowlane West Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Barraboy Mountain Cairn(s)
6 posts
Barraboy Mountain N Wedge Tomb
9 posts
Barraboy Mountain S Wedge Tomb
7 posts
Barryshall Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Bartlemy Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Baurgorm Stone Circle
1 post
Baurgorm SW Stone Circle
3 posts
Baurnahulla Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
3 posts
Bawnishall Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Beach Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Bealick Stone Row / Alignment
Bealick Wedge Tomb
1 post
Behagullane Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Bellmount Upper NE Stone Circle
9 posts
Bellmount Upper SW Stone Circle
3 posts
Blarney's Dolmen Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
41 posts
Bohonagh Stone Circle
7 posts
Borlin Valley Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
25 posts
Breeny More Stone Circle
4 posts
Burgatia Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
4 posts
Burrane Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Bweeng Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Cabragh Stone Circle
4 posts
Cabragh Stone Row / Alignment
6 posts
Cabragh N Stone Row / Alignment
7 posts
Caherbaroul Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Caherdrinny Hillfort
11 posts
Caherkirky Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
5 posts
1 site
Cahermore Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Cahermuckee Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Caherogullane Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Caherurlagh Standing Stone / Menhir
25 posts
2 sites
Canrooska Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Cappaboy Beg NW Stone Circle
7 posts
4 sites
Cappaboy Beg SE Stone Circle
6 posts
Cappaghmore Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Cappaghnacallee Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Cappaleigh North Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Cappanaboul Stone Circle
7 posts
Carrigagrenane NE Stone Circle
9 posts
Carrigagrenane SW Stone Circle
20 posts
Carrigagulla Stone Circle
7 posts
Carrigagulla Standing Stones
17 posts
Carrigagulla NE Stone Circle
10 posts
Carrigagulla NE Stone Row / Alignment
15 posts
Carriganimmy Stone Circle
10 posts
Carriganine Stone Circle Stone Circle
7 posts
Carrigaphooca Stone Circle
2 posts
Carrigcleena Rath (Destroyed)
6 posts
1 site
Carrigillihy Standing Stones
6 posts
Carrigonirtane Stone Circle
4 posts
Carrigonirtane Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Cashelisky Standing Stones
21 posts
Castlelanaght Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Castlelanaght Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Castlemary Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
6 posts
Claidh Dubh Dyke
2 posts
Claragh E Stone Circle
2 posts
Claragh W Stone Circle
1 post
Clashmaguire Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Clashmaguire Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Clearagh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
15 posts
Clodagh Stone Circle
10 posts
Clodagh Row Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Cloghboola Standing Stone / Menhir
Cloghboola Beg Stone Circle
12 posts
Cloghboola Beg Stone Circle
Cloghboola More Stone Circle
2 posts
Clontinty Standing Stone / Menhir
15 posts
Cloontreem Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Cloonygorman Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Coolaclevane Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Coolaclevane Stone Circle
5 posts
Coolcoulaghta Burial Chamber
7 posts
Coolmountain Stone Circle
9 posts
Coolnaconarty Standing Stones
1 post
Coolnagarrane Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Cools Standing Stones
6 posts
Coomgira Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Coorleigh South Cup Marked Stone
6 posts
Corravreeda Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
1 site
Corrin Hillfort
1 post
Coulagh Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Coulagh Stone Circle
10 posts
Cousane Stone Circle
4 posts
Cousane Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Cullenagh Stone Circle
9 posts
Cullenagh Stone Row / Alignment
10 posts
5 sites
Cullomane Stone Circle
10 posts
Cullomane West Stone Row / Alignment
7 posts
Currabeha (North) Stone Circle
6 posts
Currabeha (South) Stone Circle
2 posts
Curraghard Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Curraheen Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Currahy Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Derreenataggart Middle Standing Stone / Menhir
31 posts
Derreenataggart West Stone Circle
11 posts
Derreengreanagh Standing Stones
Derryarkane Stone Circle
6 posts
Derryfineen Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Derryfineen Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Derrymihin West Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
2 posts
Derrynacaheragh Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Derrynafinchin Stone Circle
3 posts
Derrynasafagh Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Desert Standing Stones
9 posts
Dooneens Standing Stones
4 posts
Dooneens Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Dough Standing Stone / Menhir
64 posts
Drombeg Stone Circle
5 posts
Dromclogh Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Dromore School Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Dromourneen Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Drumlave Stone Row / Alignment
16 posts
Dunbeacon Stone Circle
6 posts
Dunbeacon Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Dunmanus Burial Chamber
3 posts
Dunmanus East Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Dunmanway North Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Fanahy Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Farnanes Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Farranamanagh Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Farranamanagh Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
1 site
Farrankeal Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Farrannahineeny Stone Row / Alignment
8 posts
Foherlagh Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Galley Head Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Garrane Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Garranereagh Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Garranes Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Garranes North Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Garryduff Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Garryduff Stone Row / Alignment
Garrygalss Stone Circle
3 posts
Garryglass Stone Circle
7 posts
1 site
Glanbannoo Upper Standing Stone / Menhir
15 posts
Glanbrack Stone Circle
12 posts
Glandine (Monkey's Bridge) Stone Row / Alignment
5 sites
Glantane East
2 posts
Glanworth Cist
3 posts
Glenleigh Stone Circle
1 post
Glenreagh Stone Circle (Destroyed)
3 posts
Gneeves Stone Row / Alignment
Gortafludig Wedge Tomb
16 posts
Gortanimill Stone Circle
1 post
Gortbrack Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Gortdonaghmore Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Gorteanish Stone Circle
6 posts
Gorteennakilla Standing Stone / Menhir
15 posts
Gortnacowly Stone Circle
1 post
Gortnalicky Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Gortnascreeny Standing Stones
13 posts
Gortnatubbrid Stone Circle
4 posts
Gortnatubbrid Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Gortyleahy Stone Row / Alignment
6 posts
Gort na Gainimhe Standing Stones
4 posts
Goulacullin Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Gour Standing Stones
8 posts
Gowlane North Stone Circle
25 posts
Gurranes Stone Row / Alignment
8 posts
Gurteenaduige Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Hag of Beara Natural Rock Feature
5 posts
Hollyhill Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Hornhill Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Hornhill Standing Stones
7 posts
Illane Stone Circle
2 posts
Inchinattin Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Inchincurka Wedge Tomb
5 posts
Inchinlinane Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Inchireagh Stone Circle
2 posts
Inchybegga Stone Circle
5 posts
Inishbeg Burial Chamber
1 post
Inis Earcain (Sherkin Island) Burial Chamber
2 posts
Inis Earcain (Sherkin Island) Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Island Wedge Tomb
42 posts
Kealkil Stone Circle
6 posts
Kealoge Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Kealoge Standing Stones
4 posts
Keamcorravooly Wedge Tomb
11 posts
Keamcorravooly Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Keeltrasna Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
2 sites
Keilnascarta Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Kilboultragh Stone Circle
12 posts
Kilbronoge Wedge Tomb
1 post
Kilcaskan Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Kilcaskan Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Kilcrohane Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Kildromalive Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Kilickaforavane Passage Grave
6 posts
Killacoosane Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Killaneer Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
1 site
Killeenemer Bullaun Stone
5 posts
Killenough Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Killinga Cup Marked Stone
9 posts
Killough West Wedge Tomb
9 posts
Kilmackowen Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Kilmackowen Wedge Tomb
8 posts
Kilmaclenine Wedge Tomb
1 post
Kilmartin Lower Stone Circle
Kilmeedy E Stone Circle
Kilmeedy W Stone Circle
2 posts
Kilnagnady standing stone Standing Stones
5 posts
Kinneigh Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Kinneigh Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Knockaclarig Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Knockagappul 1 Wedge Tomb
6 posts
Knockagappul 2 Wedge Tomb
8 posts
Knockane Wedge Tomb
8 posts
Knockanereagh Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Knockaroura Cairn(s)
10 posts
Knockatlowig Stone Row / Alignment
Knockaunnagorp Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Knockavilla (Clashanimud) Hillfort
2 posts
Knockavullig NE Stone Circle
4 posts
Knockavullig SW Stone Circle
15 posts
Knockawaddra E Stone Row / Alignment
17 posts
Knockawaddra W Stone Row / Alignment
12 posts
Knockdrum Stone Fort / Dun
2 posts
Knockeenagroagh Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Knockeenagroagh Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Knocknagappul Standing Stones
2 posts
Knocknagappul Cairn(s)
3 posts
Knocknagappul Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Knocknagappul Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Knocknaglohall Stone Row / Alignment
23 posts
Knocknakilla Stone Circle
Knocknakilla Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Knocknaneirk NE Stone Circle
14 posts
Knocknaneirk SW Stone Circle
1 post
Knocknashannagh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Knocknaveagh Burial Chamber
2 posts
Knockoura Stone Row / Alignment
16 posts
Knockraheen Stone Circle
2 posts
Knocks Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Knocks Stone Row / Alignment
7 posts
Knocks (East) Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
16 posts
Knocks N Stone Circle
18 posts
Knocks S Stone Circle
1 post
Kylefinchin Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Kylefinchin 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
28 posts
Labbacallee Wedge Tomb
1 post
Labbacallee Cairn Cairn(s)
2 posts
2 sites
Labbamologga Middle Stone Circle
Lackanashinagh Burial Chamber
9 posts
Lack More Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
1 site
Laharankeal Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Laharankeal Stone Circle
9 posts
Laughtneill Wedge Tomb
17 posts
Leitrim Beg Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Lettergorman (North) Stone Circle
33 posts
Lettergorman (South) Stone Circle
11 posts
Letter (site E) Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
4 posts
Lisheen Lower Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
7 posts
Lisnagun Standing Stones
7 posts
Lissaclarig West Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Lissacresig Stone Circle
4 posts
Lissacresig 1 Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Lissacresig 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Lissacresig 3 Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Lissagriffin Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Lissangle Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Lissurla Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Loughane East Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Loughane More Stone Fort / Dun
Lumnagh More Stone Circle
6 posts
Lyre Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Mallavoge Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Manning Stone Circle
4 posts
1 site
Manning Wedge Tomb
7 posts
Maughanaclea Centre Stone Circle
9 posts
Maughanaclea NE Stone Circle
19 posts
Maughanasilly Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Maughsilly Stone Row / Alignment
22 posts
Maulatanavally Stone Circle
8 posts
Maulatanvally Standing Stones
6 posts
1 site
Maulinward Stone Row / Alignment
8 posts
Maulmore Standing Stones
3 posts
Milleennagun Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Milleennagun Wedge Tomb
28 posts
Mill Little Stone Circle
4 posts
Mizen peak Cairn(s)
3 posts
Monananig Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
1 site
Moneen Cairn(s)
5 posts
Moneygaff West Stone Row / Alignment
7 posts
Mount Corrin Cairn(s)
8 posts
Murrahin North Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Murrahin North Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Nedinagh West Standing Stones
6 posts
Nursetown Beg Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Nutgrove Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Oughtihery E Stone Circle
9 posts
Oughtihery W Stone Circle
3 posts
Parkaghadallaun Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Parkana Standing Stones
6 posts
Peakeen Passage Grave
4 posts
3 sites
Rathaneague Wedge Tomb
6 posts
Rathcool Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Rathruane Beg Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Rathruane More Burial Chamber
Reanacaheragh Burial Chamber
3 posts
Reananarree Stone Row / Alignment
11 posts
Reananerree Stone Circle
45 posts
Reanascreena Stone Circle
2 posts
Rearnadargh Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Reavouler Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Rodeen 1 Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Rodeen 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Rodeen 3 Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Rooska East Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Rosnascalp Stone Circle
4 posts
Rosscarbery Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
1 site
Rossnakilla Stone Row / Alignment
16 posts
Rostellan Portal Tomb
5 posts
Rylane Stone Circle
3 posts
Rylane Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Sarue Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Scartbaun Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Scartbaun Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
1 site
Scrahanard Wedge Tomb
5 posts
2 sites
Shanacloon Sacred Well
5 posts
Shandrum Beg Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Shanralagh Standing Stones
6 posts
Shronacarton Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Skeagh Cairn(s)
5 posts
Skull Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
1 site
Slievecorran Cairn(s)
5 posts
Stone Row, partially ruined Stone Row / Alignment
8 posts
Teergay Stone Circle
3 posts
1 site
Teernahillane Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Teernahillane Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Teernahillane Standing Stone / Menhir
19 posts
1 site
Templebryan Stone Circle
8 posts
Tinneel Standing Stones
4 posts
Toom Stone Row / Alignment
15 posts
Toormore Wedge Tomb
15 posts
Trawlebane Stone Circle
7 posts
Trawlebane 1 Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Trawlebane 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Tullig Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Turnaspidogy Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Urhin Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
The Waters Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Young-grove Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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New Book by Jack Roberts


I picked this up in Bantry yesterday;

http://www.skibbereenbookshop.com/books/irish-interest/751-the-sun-circles-by-jack-roberts... continues...
gjrk Posted by gjrk
27th October 2013ce

Two Irish ring-forts destroyed


CONSERVATION GROUP Friends of the Irish Environment has called for the "full weight of the law" to be brought to bear following the complete destruction of two ancient ring forts located in Co Cork... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19th August 2010ce

Road Team Unearths Bronze Age Site


I'm not sure which Irish paper this appeared in , I was handed a photocopy of the article by a bloke who knew I was interested in such things... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
27th November 2003ce
Edited 27th November 2003ce

Flatley Goes Back to the Bronze Age...


http://www.showbizireland.com/news/may03/01-flatley26.shtml

Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley landed smack-bang in the middle of an important cultural heritage site on the grounds of his new home Castlehyde in Cork on Monday... continues...
baza Posted by baza
3rd May 2003ce
Edited 3rd May 2003ce

Irish farmer discovers 1,500 years old tunnels (souterrains)


The following story was reported at..
http://www.unison.ie/corkman/stories... continues...
Posted by phil
23rd January 2002ce

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Photographs:<b>County Cork</b>Posted by CianMcLiam Maps / Plans / Diagrams:<b>County Cork</b>Posted by gjrk

Miscellaneous

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The following is a list of town-land names that I have translated from the map (in 'images') above. In order to keep clutter on the (small-scale) picture to a minimum, I have only inscribed those town-lands that contain megalithic remains. For this same reason I have omitted two standing stones from the sketches in Coolnaconarty. The topographical names appear in bold print on the map and are listed in the second section.


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Reavouler; Baldir's Plain; Standing Stone
Killinga; Church of the (Finger) Nail; Standing Stone (Possible Stone Pair)
Curraghnaloughra; Moor of the Rushes; Standing Stone
Garryglass; Green Moor; Stone Circle
Tullig; Gentle Hill; Standing Stone
Reanascreena; Plain of the Shrine; Stone Circle
Milleenagun; Hillock of the Hounds; Standing Stone, Wedge Tomb
Lettergorman; Gorman's Hillside; Standing Stone, Four-Poster, Stone Circle
Knockawaddra; Hill of the Dog; Stone Pair, Stone Row
Maulatanvally; Hillock of the Old Town; Anomalous Stone Group, Stone Circle
Glanbrack; Speckled Glen; Anomalous Stone Pair, Stone Circle
Carrigagrenane; Rock of the Sun; Two Stone Circles
Sarue; (In this case; the Blind) Stream; Stone Pair
Inchinattin; Meadow of the Furze; Standing Stone
Coolnaconarty; Corner of the Hounds; Five Standing Stones (inc. Possible Anomalous Stone Pair)
Knocks; Hills; Standing Stone (Possible Stone Pair), Stone Pair (Possible Stone Row), Two Stone Circles
Derreen; Oak Grove; Standing Stone
Caherkirky; Fort of the Moors; Standing Stone, Two Boulder Burials
Knockatlowig; Hill of the Host (of People); Stone Row
Ahagilla; Field of the Standing Stones; Stone Circle
Coolcraheen; Crahen's Corner; Standing Stone

The area included is approximately 14km from east to west and 9km north to south; the western Argideen river-valley, the hills around Carrigfadda and "a remarkable concentration of recumbent stone circles, Five-Stone rings and Four Posters."* The relevant name-translations are based on information provided at http://www.logainm.ie, with the exception of the following; Reavouler, Garryglass, Reanascreena, Carrigagrenane, Sarue, Caherkirky, Knockatlowig, and Ahagilla.**


*Burl, "A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany", 2005; 227.

**Reavouler; "Mowler's Plain" in logainm.ie. The 'v' sound in the name and the presence of a 'd' in the earliest examples (Revaldir etc.) inclined me instead towards the use of Baldir or Balder, similar to the translation of Carhoovauler in the same resource; "Boulder's Quarter".
Garryglass; "Green Garden" in logainm.ie. Although this is a perfectly valid translation, with precedent elsewhere in the country, the local pronunciation of the name and the type of landscape, have inclined me towards "curry" (marsh/moor), rather than "garry".
Reanascreena; Not translated in logainm.ie; "Ring of the Shrine" in Burl (2005); According to P.W. Joyce "Reidh" is a coarse mountain flat (plain), which makes sense in the context of this town-land's location.
Carrigagrenane; "Rock of the Bower/Arbor" in logainm.ie; "Rock of the House of the Sun" in Burl (2005); Local pronunciation drops the final syllable of the town-land's name and the area is referred to by the older generation, in English, as "Sunny Rock". At the risk of being romantic, I followed this convention.
Sarue; "Overpowering, Profaning" in logainm.ie. According to Joyce "Sruth" is a stream.
Caherkirky; "The Hen's Stone Fort" in logainm.ie. "Corcach" meaning marsh or moor seems more plausible than "Cearc" as a basis for "Kirky", yet the pronunciation of that term, as evidenced in other local names, is not exactly like that found here. Not sure about this one.
Knockatlowig; Not translated in logainm.ie. According to Joyce "Sluagh" is a host or great grouping of people.
Ahagilla; Not translated in logainm.ie. According to Joyce "Achadh" is a field and "Gall" a standing stone, or foreigner.


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An tAirgidin; Silver River
Carrigfadda; The Long Rock
Loch Atarriff; Lake of the Bull
Glashagleragh; Noisy Stream
Clashatarriff; Furrow of the Bull
Blind Stream
Corran Lake; Lake of the Cairn
Curraghalicky Lake; Lake of the Flagstone Moor
An tSaobhnósach; River of False Custom


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gjrk Posted by gjrk
8th April 2009ce
Edited 17th March 2010ce

I'd concur with Iron Man's recommendation on this handy tourist field guide. Used this little booklet extensively whilst visiting sites in Cork last year. The book (ISBN 1 901983519) includes a map with some stylised pen and ink drawings. Similar publications I found of use when planning visits to sites were "Antiquities of West Cork" by the same author (ISBN 1 001083101) and an illustrated map/guide "Antiqities of the Beara Peninsula". All three can be purchased from good sized local Tourist Information Ofiices.

For the completist, I also found the following in a bookshop in Bantry very useful:

An Archaeological Survey of the Mealagh Valley (1998) David Myler (ISBN 0 95349280X).
RedBrickDream Posted by RedBrickDream
9th August 2002ce
Edited 1st January 2003ce

Anyone wishing to spend time visiting the stone circles of this area should try and pick up a copy of Jack Roberts' excellent 'Stone Circles of Cork and Kerry - an astronomical guide', available from most of the tourist information centres (I picked up my copy from the shop in Bantry for 7 euro, which was roughly £4.30 sterling at the time of writing). The notes on the back of the book read:

There are over 100 stone circles in the Cork/Kerry region, the greatest concentration of Stone Circles to be found in Europe. They are of a unique type, the most distinct feature being their astronomical-calendrical orientation. At many of the circles the astronomical alignment is also harmonised with features of the sacred landscape.


Most of the entries include sketches of the site and/or a plan, with alignments illustrated. The notes include directions for getting to the sites, but be warned, these are not always entirely accurate!
IronMan Posted by IronMan
20th April 2002ce
Edited 15th May 2003ce

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'Visual rubbing' of a rock art panel in Derreennaclogh, Co Cork.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
24th January 2015ce

Beara Tourism


Beara Archaeology (West Cork)
bogman Posted by bogman
12th September 2010ce
Edited 14th September 2010ce

The Heritage Journal: Archaeoastronomy and Staring at the Sun


There was some recent curiosity on the forum about monument alignments. Here's a few that have been calculated for the axial stone circles of Cork and Kerry. Crude, but surely within symbolic range.

Nothing like seeing the real thing though, naturally ;)
gjrk Posted by gjrk
29th November 2009ce

Bronze Age astronomy in Co. Cork


Article on the astronomical alignments at megalithic sites in Co. Cork which appeared in Antiquity No. 308 June 2006.
baza Posted by baza
20th May 2006ce

Latest posts for County Cork

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Nutgrove (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Nutgrove</b>Posted by Rhiannon Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th February 2017ce

Nutgrove (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

A Gallaun near Ballindangan, Co. Cork.
(By Courtenay Moore, Canon, M.A., Council Member C.H. and A.S.)

"Some months ago, a Corporal Oscroft of the Royal Engineers, who was engaged in this district, told me of the existence of the Gallaun. I went out on Saturday, July the 16th, to find it out. Stopping at the level-crossing of Ballindangan, on the Mitchelstown and Fermoy Railway, I asked an old woman at the gate-house about it; but whether it was owing to her deafness or ignorance, she could give me no information. However, help was at hand, a bright, intelligent girl, just entered on her 'teens, who overheard the conversation, and who answered to the name of Mary Kate, came forward and said she knew the stone and the way to it. Under her guidance I started off, and in about seven minutes we reached the place.

The Gallaun is a remarkable one, standing by itself in a field near the railway line. It is a monolith, ten feet nine inches in height, and five feet in superficial breadth; it is greatly scored and fissured, doubtless by the atmospheric influences and ice-action, but I could not see any human inscription on it of any kind. There is a small elder tree growing out of a cavity near the top.

The Gallaun is out of the perpendicular, probably owing to some yielding of the earth at the base, and inclines at an angle, roughly speaking, of some 12 or 20 degrees. It would be a great pity if this inclination increased, and that the stone should eventually fall.

On returning to the gate-lodge at the level crossing, I made some further enquiries, and by this time Mary Kate, my guide, was recognised by all and sundry as the proper authority. She said the Gallaun was in the town of Kilnadrow, "Spill it for him, Mary Kate, spill it for the gintleman," said her grandmother. Mary Kate accordingly "spilt it."

[...] The thickness of the stone is about one foot six inches. How much of it is under ground I have no definite idea; judging from the inclination, there is probably not very much. An old woman, who lives in the locality, informed me that a number of years ago, a man was ploughing up the field in which the Gallaun stands. The plough struck against a large flat stone, which he raised, and found under it an earthen urn containing some human bones. He replaced the urn, covered it up, and it has never been disturbed nor re-discovered since. At all events, the existence of the Ballindangan Gallaun is worth recording as a remarkable specimen of its class of pre-historic antiquities.
In Historical and Topographical Notes etc...' collected by J G White (1905).

I love that these sound just like TMA fieldnotes, with chatty remarks about the difficulties of finding the stone, and the quirks of the people met in the process.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th February 2017ce

Altar (Wedge Tomb) — Images

<b>Altar</b>Posted by Ebor Posted by Ebor
10th January 2017ce

Knockavilla (Clashanimud) (Hillfort) — Images

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8th January 2017ce

Maughanasilly (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Maughanasilly</b>Posted by Ebor Posted by Ebor
7th January 2017ce

Farrannahineeny (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Farrannahineeny</b>Posted by Ebor Posted by Ebor
28th December 2016ce

Lettergorman (North) (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Lettergorman (North)</b>Posted by Ebor Posted by Ebor
23rd December 2016ce
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