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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  • August 17, 2017
    How did they do that? Our Inishfree tour group kept asking. It was an amazing and magical place. Better than what we expected.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It has both a ring of standing stones and a stone age hearth for cooking deer. Must have been wealthy for those days to afford the construction.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Visited on a rainy day, however it is still amazing to see and read about such stone circles. It was also interesting to read about how they used to cook too. Although a minibus pulled up at the same ...  more »
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  • May 22, 2017
    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!
  • February 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 23, 2017
    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!)))
  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    Very nice place. Go there and check it on your own

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