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Drombeg Stone Circle, Skibbereen

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Take in the mystery and history of Drombeg Stone Circle, an enchanting recumbent stone circle consisting of 17 pillar stones. An excavation revealed an urn buried in the center along with the remains of a child wrapped in thick cloth. Radiocarbon dating revealed the artifacts to have originated from between 153 BCE and 127 CE. The stones are mysteriously oriented in the direction of the setting sun during the midwinter solstice, and the midpoint of the altar stone was set in line with the winter solstice sunset when viewed through a conspicuous notch in the distant hills. This is one of the most-visited megalithic sites in Ireland, so be prepared for bustling crowds. Put Drombeg Stone Circle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Skibbereen trip itinerary planner.
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  • Please allow a little time for this very nice detour that deserves. The road is winding and request a good level in cold blood as wide as a simple way it is two-way and often cashed... You will be warned :-) Anyway after a few kilometres, all tiny parking (or not). The surroundings are very well maintained. A short walk will bring to this cairn simply charming and beautifully located. Here you can let your imagination wander and strong your mind to hit the road in the other direction. Advice if you go up to the North, therefore take the first left and follow the coast, the road is very pretty.
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  • The Drombeg Stone Circle is worth a trip, but no absolute "must". The place is, like so much in Ireland, scenic location, the information panels are easy to understand.
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  • This is a nice place to stop by for some pictures and gather some historic knowledge of the people who lived in the area long ago. There are some stone house remains as well as the stone circle. Inter...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful quite spot off the beaten track. The stone circle is a short walk from the car park so it is a very peaceful site. The view over the hills and the ocean are also absolutely beautiful!
  • Amazing site. The short walk to it from the park lot is well defined and, though gravel, very easy going. The site has explanatory signs on hand which enhance the experience by adding some knowledge. The views down across the valley are spectacular too. The sky was overcast when we went and that simply added to the mysterious feel of the place. Went in early December and were the only ones there.
  • Amazing! Magical and great! You must see it! In a hill - Stone circle - and great view on a valley, hills, and sea. But it's difficult to get there. You need to go by car, because we was walked there 3 hours!)))
  • A true Gem in West Cork. Very peaceful and a beautiful view of the countryside and west Cork coastline. The Stone circle is in s beautiful location.
  • Very nice place. Go there and check it on your own

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