Monday, 7 November 2011

Bohonagh, Co Cork

The third and final stop of the day was at Bohonagh, five minutes northeast of Rosscarberry, and just over a mile from the sea at Rosscarberry Bay, which can just be seen from the stones. Heading towards the circle, I first came across this boulder burial. The capstone weighs around twenty tons and has seven cupmarks on its surface.

The circle is located less than ten metres from the boulder burial.

Previous excavations indicate that there used to be thirteen stones in this circle, though now there are nine remaining.

The stones range in height from about 1.5m to 2.5m whilst the diameter measures 8.5m and is orientated on an east/west axis, pointing towards the equinox sunsets.

The portal stones are said to be two of the tallest stones to be found in any of Ireland's stone circles.

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