Circles and Alignments

Discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s the site at Beaghmore consists of seven stone circles, circles A and B are paired, as are circles C and D and circles F and G. All of the rings are associated with cairns and a stone row runs towards these cairns. Pictured below is a general view of the site taken from the end of the stone rows running to the cairn between ring A and B.

Circles F and G. The image below shows the pair of circles F and G and the embanked cairn associated with them, these circles are approx nine metres across and they lie to the south of circle E, a twenty one metre row of stones runs between the pair of circles to the cairn.

Circles A. Circles A and B measure 11 metres and 12 metres across and these are the first circles you will see as you enter the site. There is a track from the main road running west through the site.

Circle D, pictured below, is some 15 metres across and its partner circle C measures around 18 metres.

Circle E. This circle, pictured below, is also known as the Dragons teeth circle and measures twenty one metres across, this circle has over 800 small stones placed upright within the circle.

Situated: From Cookstown take the A505 West for approx 10 kilometres you should then see a right turn sign-posted Beaghmore stone circles, after about 5 kilometres keeping right at the fork you will come to the site on your left hand side.

Google Map.

Discoverer Map 13: H 6844 8424. Last visit June 2006.

Longitude: 6° 56' 18" W

Latitude: 54° 42' 6" N

Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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