|V 748 575 (Pub.)||Diameter 1.8m (Pub.)|
|Visited Aug 1998|
The site at Cashelkeelty East consists of a
damaged five stone circle and a three stone row. The circle has lost
its portal stones, their positions now seem to be marked by two small stones.
The axial stone is 1.5m long and 0.5m high, and is flanked by two stones about
0.7m tall. A central slab covered pit in the circle contained the cremation of a
25-30 year old, and stone tools. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from the burial
gave a date of about 1200BC.
The stone row is aligned west -east, and the tallest stone at the east near the circle is about 2.4m high. A flint tool and arrowheads were found close to the row, evidence from excavation suggests that the row predates the circle.