H6884 : Beaghmore Stone Circles and Alignments

taken 8 years ago, near to Beaghmore, Northern Ireland

Beaghmore Stone Circles and Alignments
Beaghmore Stone Circles and Alignments
The site at Beaghmore consists of seven circles and related alignments and cairns. There are three pairs of circles, with a cairn between each pair, and the alignments radiate from the cairns. They were built in the Bronze Age, between 3500 and 1800 years ago. Naturally it is impossible to be certain what their purpose was, but some of the alignments point towards the midsummer sunrise and one towards moonrise at the solstice. The cairns contained remains of cremated human bones.

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H6884, 44 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 684 843 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.1418N 6:56.3296W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! H 685 842
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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