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Castleruddery Stone Circle

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Type  recumbent stone circle
Built  c. 2500 BC
Province  Leinster
Area  Slaney Valley
Reference no.  441
Castleruddery Stone Circle
Location  Castleruddery Lower, Donard, County Wicklow, Ireland
Address  Castleruddery Upper, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Similar  Rathgall Hillfort, Russborough House, Irish round tower, Stone circle, Wicklow Mountains

Castleruddery Stone Circle is a recumbent stone circle and National Monument located in County Wicklow, Ireland.

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Location

Castleruddery Stone Circle is located 2.5 km (1.6 mi) east of Stratford-on-Slaney, 300 m (330 yd) north of the River Slaney.

History

The stone circle was built c. 2500 BC.

Description

Castleruddery Stone Circle is 30 m (98 ft) in diameter. It is composed of 29 stones, some of which are decorated with cup marks. The circle has two enormous white quartz portal stones at the entrance, each weighing at least 15 tons. The circle itself is surrounded by an bank about 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) high. The 4.5 m (15 ft) metre wide bank has an opening in the east.

References

Castleruddery Stone Circle Wikipedia


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