Oughtihery SE (Keel cross)

Multiple Stone Circle - Co. Cork

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W 414 801 (OS Map) Diameter 2.9m (Pub.)
Visited Aug 1998

Oughtiherry SE is also known as Keel Cross, it is a multiple stone circle originally though to have had seven stones. The axial stone is a 1.8m wide slab with a curved top profile, all other surviving stones have flat tops, interestingly, the top of the western stone slopes away from the recumbent. The surviving portal stone has a tangential placement. The circle has a ENE-WSW axis with an internal measurement of 2.7m, the axial stone is at the WSW. Although there was evidence of some dumping of field clearance stones within the circle, it was slight compared to the veritable mound we saw at Oughtihery NW.

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