Saturday, April 3, 2010

"The Seven Monuments", Stone Circle, Loughrea, Co Galway

This is known as "The Seven Monuments" set in a one meter high and twenty two meter wide circle with a cairn in the middle and one entrance point. The stones were re erected in the 1800's by the ordinance Survyey and the cairn rebuilt, but now only four of the stones remain.
This is how the mossy mound in Moanmore East Loughrea looks today.
If you open this picture you can see the entrance on the bottom left beside the standing stone.

Two of the moss covered stones.

5 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

Wow, what an amazing place!! I would love to see that one day ... ;-)

Paz said...

It might happen, glad you like

Kimberly said...

What is the entrance point for? Very neat place!! I of course LOVE to go exploring!

Paz said...

this place was probably some form of fort which would need an entrance point. But its hard to know if there was work done on it it the 1800's they might have recontructed it to what they thought it was like originally and got it wrong

Kimberly said...

Ah got ya! Thanks for the info! I love story time! :)