Drumskinny

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Drumskinny
Drumskinny-stones.jpg
Some of the standing stones at Drumskinny, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Drumskinny is located in Northern Ireland
Drumskinny
Drumskinny
 Drumskinny shown within Northern Ireland
Irish grid reference H1969
District Fermanagh and Omagh
County County Fermanagh
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh and South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh and South Tyrone
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Fermanagh

Coordinates: 54°34′03″N 7°42′32″W / 54.5674°N 7.7088°W / 54.5674; -7.7088

Drumskinny (from Irish Droim Scine, meaning "ridge of the knife/edge"[1]) is the site of a stone circle in the townland of Drumskinny, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. With the inclusion of an adjacent cairn and alignment, the stone circle is a State Care Historic Monument in Fermanagh and Omagh district, at grid ref: H 2009 7072.[2][3] The site was excavated in 1962[4] and is believed to have built around 2000 BC.[5]

There are also two other townlands in Northern Ireland called Drumskinny: in the civil parish of Clonfeacle in County Tyrone; and in the civil parish of Dromore also in County Tyrone.

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  1. ^ Place Names NI
  2. ^ "Drumskinny" (PDF). Environment and Heritage Service NI - State care Historic Monuments. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Drumskinny". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Drumskinny Stone Circle". Irish Antiquities. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  5. ^ "Drumskinny Stone Circle". Triskelle. Retrieved 2007-12-02.