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Stone Circle


This stone circle ranks on my wish list for Kerry and Cork for quite a while. Last time I was here, a warn signs prevents me from visiting the site with my family, but this time I was alone and the sign is highly weathered or otherwise flawed now, which means it is unreadable and so it didin't stop me from trying to get to the circle.

I think I found a good approach to reach this site.

I parked at N51 50 07.6 W9 36 52.5 and walk the road back for about 130m, here a farm track leave the road (N51 50 11.0 W9 36 51.4).

Pass a gate and follow this track until you came to an abandoned farm house. Behind this farm house you will see a second gate and a further farm track. Follow this track for about 150m until you came to a fork, take the right path here. This track leads you, after some zigzags, directly to the circle.

The circle is one of the finest stone circle in Kerry, with nearly all stones still in place, only one of the entrance stones lies on the ground. Like other multiple stone circles in this area (Uragh West, Kenmare, Dromagurteen, Gurteen), there is a boulder burial in the middle of the circle. Also the isolated location adds to the atmosphere. This is really a must see site, if you are in this area.

From the mentioned car parking it is ~1km always completely on farm tracks to the circle.

Visited June 2014
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
7th July 2014ce
Edited 7th July 2014ce

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