H6884 : Beaghmore Stone Circles, Cairns and Alignments

taken 2 months ago, near to Beaghmore, Northern Ireland

Beaghmore Stone Circles, Cairns and Alignments
Beaghmore Stone Circles, Cairns 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
Tuesday, 19 October, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 November, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 684 842 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.0720N 6:56.3594W
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Irish: geotagged! H 684 842
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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