Field Notes 6: Ardgroom Stone Circle

This is as far West as I am going today and it’s into Cork and to Ardgroom Stone Circle. Situated about 2 km East of the village of Ardgroom. This tall craggy stone circle sits in a commanding position near the foot of Coomacloghare mountain, on the North side of the Beara peninsula. The circle has nine of it’s eleven …

Field Notes 5: Cashelkeelty Stone Circle

I thought I was getting lost on the way to this one ! There is a signpost and a stile on the side of the road leading into a forest with a footworn track through it, but that soon disappears! So I just kept going up until I eventually came out of the forest and turned right onto an wide …

Field Notes 4: Uragh West

I had heard of another stone circle, Uragh West, close by and headed up the mountain track SE from the main monument to find it nestled between two rocky outcrops almost hidden amongst bushes and gorse. This is a much more intimate affair than the more visited, main Uragh Stone Circle. Uragh West is a fine medium sized stone circle …

Field Notes 3: Uragh Stone Circle

Cup of tea finished and back on the road again, down into the peninsula and my main reason for making this trip, Uragh. This superb 5 Stone Circle with the usual southwest axial stone and a massive 3m high standing stone right beside it, is situated in a wide valley on the side of a small hillock between the lakes …

Field Notes 2: Dromogorteen Stone Circle

Next stop Bonane Heritage Park to see the Dromogorteen Stone Circle. There is a €4 admission to the park or €12 for a family ticket. This place is great way to spend a couple of hours if you are in the area, especially with kids as it’s a decent but easy walk on a track through some beautiful countryside with …

Field Notes 1: Lissyvigeen Stone Circle

Up at the crack of dawn to drive down to the Beara Peninsula for a day of photographing Stone Circles… A beautiful bright morning, I couldn’t have asked for a better day for visiting the ‘sun circles’ of Cork & Kerry. First stop was to see the Circle of the Seven Sisters or Lissyvigeen Stone Circle just outside Killarney. I …