Home

Who
What
Where
When
Why
Ardgroom Outward Stone Circle
 

County

Cork

Coordinates

N 51° 44' 09.4"   W 009° 52' 12.1"

Nearest town

Castletownberehaven

Grid Ref.

V 70866 55322

Map No.

84

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

59

Date of visit

Monday 24 June 2013

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
Show Google Map              Show Monuments in the area

    
    
  
PREVIOUS      NEXT
Approaching the stone circle. The outliner has an axis that is tangent to the circle itself.


I call this stone circle "the circle with the tiled path", because the first time we came here on May 16th, 2002, we walked up to the stone circle on a path that the landowner had arranged with concrete tiles to help visitors reach the circle without getting soiled even on a rainy day. Probably during the years these tiles sank in the mud and now they have mostly disappeared. The path from the parking spot to the stone circle is about 150 metres long.
The stone circle is still there, though terribly overgrown with rushes, and messed up with muddy puddles all around and cattle dung all over the place.
The circle is made of 10 stones, the one at the southeast (120°) has fallen. Another stone is missing. The diameter is about 6 metres. The tallest stone is at the northeast (30°). All the stones have a sharp and pointy look. In the centre of the circle there's a small stone that someone used as a macabre altar for offerings, a goat skull was lying there along with some coins and other small items. This means that in a certain way the place is still in use after thousands of years.
A standing stone is outside the circle, about 5 metres to the northeast (70°) and the axis of this outliner forms a tangent with a circle.


Browse by Monument Type
Browse by County
Browse by Date of Visit
Browse by Map Number

A-Z List

Clickable Counties
Clickable OS Maps Grid

Find a Map

Multimap

The days before GPS

The Stones in the Movies

Glossary
Links
Guestbook
FAQ

What's NEW?


Search


Site view counter: 8769290

Copyright © 2003-2020 Antonio D'Imperio
All the photos, the graphics and the texts on this website are automatically copyrighted to me under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886. Any violation of the copyright will be pursued according to the applicable laws.

info@irishstones.org

Powered by AxeCMS/CustomEngine(V0.25.00 build 999) by Sergio "Axeman" Lorenzetti. (C) 2009-2015

counter