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  • Address: Drombeg, West Cork, Cork, Ireland


Drombeg Stone Circle Tours

Known to locals as the Druid's Altar, the Drombeg Stone Circle is one of the most impressive prehistoric monuments in Ireland, boasting an idyllic setting, amid rolling farmlands. Dating back to as early as 1100 BC but still in use up to the 5th century AD, the megalithic site consists of seventeen standing stones, measuring up to two meters high. Thought to have been used as a burial or sacrifice site, excavations uncovered a fire pit and the remains of cremated bones buried at the center of the circle.

Forty meters west of the stones lie the ruins of two Iron Age huts, and a ‘fulacht fiadh’, a traditional outdoor kitchen, which includes a hearth on which stones were heated, and a trough, into which the hot stones were dropped to boil the water.

Insider’s Tip: The most atmospheric time to visit the ruins is during the winter solstice, when the setting sun lines up with the recumbent stone at the head of the circle.

Practical Info

Drombeg Stone Circle is located on Ireland’s southwest coast around 70km southwest of Cork. There is no admission fee.

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