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