Oughtihery NW

Five Stone Circle - Co. Cork

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W 39075 82111 (GPS 15 min) Diameter 2.9 x 2.7m (Pub.)
Visited Aug 1998

This is an Irish five-stone circle that has caused us some problems. The description in Burl's " Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany" does not match what we observed and photographed. We are certain that the circle is Oughtihery NW, as we took an averaged GPS reading at the site which matches Burl's quoted position and the OS map.
 Burl describes the SE portal stone as "almost prostrate", whilst all of the stones in this ring are upright. Also, no mention is made of the "rather" prominent mound of field stones in this ring, whereas comment is made about the stone infill at Oughtihery SE, and we found very little infill at that site.
The ring is a five stone circle with its main axis running ENE-WSW, the internal axial distance is 2.3m. As is usual the portals are the tallest stones and the axial stone the lowest, heights range from 1.2m to 0.5m.

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