C5447 : Bocan Stone Circle

taken 10 months ago, near to Kindroghed, Claggan, Cuil Dabhcha, Straruddan and Tirraboy, Donegal, Ireland

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Bocan Stone Circle
Bocan Stone Circle
The stone circle is located on Bocan Hill, just outside the village of Culdaff on the Inishowen peninsula. It is situated in a heather-covered field.
The stone circle has a diameter of about 18.3 metres. Only seven of the stones are currently standing, the others are fallen or broken. There were originally around 30 stones, some up to 2 metres tall. Two tall stones seem to mark an entrance. Opposite this entrance are two smaller stones, and it has been suggested that the stone circle is aligned on an east-west axis between Slieve Snaght and Jura, Scotland, which is visible on a clear day. Bronze age.

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Date Taken
Friday, 22 October, 2021   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 January, 2022
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 5419 4757 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:16.3256N 7:8.8919W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 5413 4740
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Image Type (about): geograph 
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