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Bocan Stone Circle
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 55° 16' 19.8"   W 007° 08' 53.34"

Nearest town

Culdaff

Grid Ref.

C 54135 47560

Map No.

3

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

87

Date of visit

Monday 29 June 2015

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The ruined circle seen from the south.


We had to wait for the heavy rain to stop before we could get out of our car and walk up the low hill where this circle stands, in the middle of a private field with cattle. The owner gave us the permission to go up there.

The circle is in a very messy condition. There are 6 stones still standing, mainly on the west side, some others are laid on the ground, but there are dozens of loose stones piled in the centre of the circle.
The tallest stones are about 1.60 metres to 1.85 metres tall.
When complete, the circle could have had a diameter of about 25 metres.
It has been speculated that this circle was a sun temple, like other circles of the kind.


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