Kealkil

It was a great thrill for me to finally visit this splendid megalithic site. Beautifully situated 800 metres SE of Kealkil village the complex consists of a five-stone axial circle with a NW-SE axis, close by are two large standing stones with the same axis as the circle, the tallest of which is over four metres in height, originally this broken stone stood at approximately six metres high. Next to these monoliths is a now badly overgrown cairn, the cairn has a circle of small radially aligned upright stones, some of which can be seen in the image below. The site offers spendid views of Kealkil Village and also overlooks Bantry Bay.

Situated: From Kealkil village follow the signs SE to this fabulous site. It's quite a steep walk up from the village, after reaching the gate you cross over the field to the wooden style which will lead you to the site in the next field. It would be advisable to wear waterproof shoes as these fields can be very waterlogged.

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Discovery Map 85: W 0534 5563. Last visit Aug 2008.

Longitude: 9° 22' 15" W

Latitude: 51° 44' 43" N

Photos: Jim Dempsey

The Cairn

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