Bohonagh

Recumbent Stone Circle - Co. Cork

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W 308 368 (Pub.) Diameter 9.9m (Pub.)
Visited July 1998

Estimated to have thirteen stones originally, we counted twelve standing when we visited, all are visible in the photo above. Some of the stones seemed to be a bit on the small side and may be fragments or replacements. The axial stone stands at the west 1.3m high, over the circle at the east stand the portal stones, as usual these are the tallest stones in the circle (2.5m), and in this case they stand radially. Many of the stones have quartz inclusions and there are many small pieces of quartz associated with the circle. The site was excavated in 1959 and a central pit containing charcoal and cremated bone was found.
To the east of the circle is a large boulder burial which has a capstone weighing nearly twenty tons. The capstone is said to have cupmarks on its upper surface, but the depressions we saw seemed to be natural.

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