|MAUGHANACLEA FOUR-POSTER STONE CIRCLE
|This small four-poster stone circle at Maughanaclea is located on bog-covered
N-facing slope near W end of Maughanaclea hills. Setting of three stones suggestive of
four-poster arrangement. NE stone, the largest, is split into two pieces and is 1.2m L,
0.8m T and 1.55m H. In line with this and 2.1m to SW is a stone 0.7m L, 0.6m T and
1.2m H. Third stone stands 1.75m SE of first and is 0.55m L, 0.35m T and 0.7m H.
Traces of pre-bog fences in the vicinity; radial-stone enclosure (CO106-011---) 90m to
NE. (O Nualláin 1984b, no.3)
The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of
County Cork. Volume 1: West Cork' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1992).