Saturday, 19 March 2011

Kealkil, Co Cork

I've known about the Kealkil stones since I bought a copy of Burl and Piper's Rings Of Stone in the early nineties, and despite passing through the village regularly for the last decade, I'd never made the time to visit until last weekend. I was richly rewarded.

A five stone circle, the diameter is about 3m, and unusually, the axial stone is the tallest.

6m from the circle there is a two stone row, the taller one is about 4m.

In this picture you can also see the remains of a ring cairn.

The Kealkil stones can be found on Maughanclea Hill, about six miles from Bantry, and high on the hill above Kealkil village. It's well signposted.

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