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Stone Circle


The circle seems to have been part of a mini-complex with possibly two wedge-tombs from what I can make of the descriptions.

All taken from the North Tipp Archaeological Inventory

"Baurnaglanna "Dermot and Grannias Bed" R837674
Megalithic tomb (possible, site). This feature, all trace of which had been removed by 1904, stood on the lower north-eastern slopes of Slievekimalta or Keeper Hill. An account in an OS Name Book (1840) describes it as 'a few large stones stuck in the ground in the form of a bed' (OS Name Book, 1904; De Valera and Ó Nualláin 1982, 98, No. 6)

Baurnaglanna "Cromlech" R843679
Megalithic tomb (possible, site). There is no recognisable ancient feature at the position indicated on the OS Map which is on the E side of a field-bank at the foot of a S-facing slope just north of the Mulkear River. An OS Name Book (1840) records that the name applied to 'a heap of stones covering about a square perch (c. 5m?) of ground'. An account in a later OS Name Book (1904) claims that the feature in question was a horizontally laid stone. Crawford (1910, 41) noted a large stone buried in a field bank a projecting corner of which rested on a smaller stone. The nature of the feature referred to is uncertain. (De Valera and Ó Nualláin 1982, 97-8, No.5)"
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
23rd January 2006ce

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