|DUNBEACON MULTI-STONE CIRCLE
|This iconic and beautiful multi-stone circle is located on the west shoulder of Mount
Corrin, near inner S end of Dunmanus Bay. Circle incomplete; six erect and five
prostrate stones indicate circle of eleven stones. Orthostats are 0.8m to 1.3m L, 0.15m
to 0.5m T and 1.6m to 1.9m H. Internal diameter of circle is c. 8m. At centre of circle,
standing stone (H 1.1m; 1.7m x 0.3m) leans heavily to S. (O Nualláin 1984, 22, no. 32;
Roberts 1988, Ch. 4, no. 50).
The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of
County Cork. Volume 1: West Cork' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1992).
|PHOTO by Pip[ POWELL