Drombeg Stone Circle
Location 16kms W of Clonakilty (Co Cork coast) on R591 Glandore Road
Dating back to 150 BC, it comprises 17 standing stones with a diameter of 9m. The rays of the setting sun
fall on the flat altar stone which faces the entrance at the Winter solstice. A stone age cooking pit
can be found nearby, next to a small stream.
Lough Gur Great Stone Circle
Location: On R512 16kms South of Limerick City
The stone age settlement at Lough Gur dates back some 4,000 years. The area is surrounded by standing stones,
burial mounds and megalithic tombs. Contact the Lough Guir Visitors' Centre on 061 385186 for further information.
In Northern Ireland
Breaghmore Stone Circles
Location: Off A505 road 14kms NW of Cookstown, Co Tyrone
These date back to 2000 BC. The stone circles are small, but there are large numbers of them. This archaeological
site was bueried under peat until 1945.