Carrigagulla

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The Carrigagulla A stone circle
Carrigagulla NE

Carrigagulla is a megalithic complex located 2.9 km north-east of Ballinagree, County Cork, Ireland.[1] It comprises two recumbent stone circles, two stone rows, and an ogham stone which has been moved around a half mile away. The main site is an axial stone circle, 8.2m in diameter, comprising 16 stones, with one misplaced. Their height varies from 30 cm to 90 cm. The long, straight-edged axial stone is not the lowest, and the highest is next to the lower of the two portal stones. A boulder is situated in the middle of the circle.[1] About 250m north, near the River Laney, is another stone circle: of five stones in a D-shape, with an axial stone with a naturally bevelled upper surface.[1]

Elements[edit]

  • Carrigagulla A

A 7.8m diameter stone circle comprising 15 standing stones circling a central slab. It is thought that there originally may have been 17 stones in place.[1] Grid Ref: W 371 835

  • Carrigagulla NE

A stone row comprising five stones, four of which have been moved and are now used as gates. W 371 829

  • Carrigagulla SW

A stone row comprising three stones, one of which has fallen. Grid ref: 384 828, Latitude: 51.994352N Longitude: 8.89753W.[2]

  • Carrigagulla Ogham Stone

Discovered by Coillte Teoranta during peat cutting, but the exact location of the find is not known. It has been housed in Cork Public Museum since 1940.

See also[edit]

List of megalithic monuments in Cork

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Weir, A (1980). Early Ireland. A Field Guide. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. pp. 113–114. 
  2. ^ "Carigagulla SW". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Denis Power (1997). Archaeological inventory of County Cork, Volume 3: Mid Cork, 6435 P10. ColorBooks. ISBN 0-7076-4933-1

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