Maulatanvally Stone Circle

As I traveled north on the road from Reanascreena to Dunmanway, I knew there was a stone circle on the eastern side, suddenly I caught a glimpse of the stones about two fields to my right., after a quick check of the map I turned back and took the next left. This track brought me passed a house with many barking dogs and down to a farm yard with four more dogs letting me know I was not that welcome, after knocking at the farm for a while I gave up trying to find anyone and decided to walk up the track on the left to the circle. The track took me up about 400 metres till I could see the top of the stones in the next field. I could not reach the circle from here as the field boundary had double electric fencing, so I climbed over a gate to my left ducked under an electric wire and walked along to a gap where I could see the circle, more double fencing plus another electric fence in front of it stopped my progress.

I was really impressed with the remains of the circle and actually loved the location of this site., it is such a pity I could not closer to the stones. There are six stones remaining including a low flat recumbent stone and one of the portal stones shown extreme right in the top image. Lying towards the centre of the circle is a huge chunk of quartz. If you do visit your best approach may be from the road.

Situated: From Ross Carbery take the N71 west to Connonagh, then turn north to Reanascreena, after 2k keep left at the fork and after a further 2 1/2k keep sharp left at the next fork. Approximately 1k up here the circle can be seen in the fields to your right.

Discovery Map 89: W 2629 4426. Last visit May 2007.

Longitude: 9° 3' 54" W

Latitude: 51° 38' 46" N

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View from the road



Photos: Jim Dempsey

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