The circle and raised area

Cartronbore

Stone Circle

As we were in Granard visiting the motte and bailey we decided to make our way over to this circle which lies just 2 kilometres from the motte. The circle is situated on pasture land nestled on a low rise. It is made from about 9 glacial erratics. Four of the stones are boulder type and of the remaining 6 stones only two are upright. It is a shame about the fallen stones as a couple of them are quite tall, see image below. One is about 2.30 metres long. We picked the worst time to visit as the whole raised area was covered with ragwort making it impossible to see the complete circle. I will drop by next time I am in the area.

Situated: From Granard head northeast on the N55 after 250 metres turn right onto the R194 Cavan Rd. The circle is 1.6 kilometres down here in a field on your right.

Discovery Map 34: N 3536 8130. Last visit Sept 2012.

Longitude: 7° 27' 48" W

Latitude: 53° 46' 48" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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