Breeny More Stone Circle facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBreeny More Stone Circle
Irish: Liagchiorcal na mBruíne Móra
|Type||axial stone circle|
|Location||Breeny More, Kealkill,
County Cork, Ireland
|Elevation||134 m (440 ft)|
|Height||2.42 m (8 feet)|
|Owner||Office of Public Works|
|Official name: Breeny More Stone Circle & boulder burials|
Breeny More Stone Circle is situated 1 km (0.62 mi) southeast of Kealkill, overlooking Bantry Bay to the west. Another stone circle lies 175 m (574 ft) to the northeast.
This is a stone circle with four boulder burials. The circle has two entrance stones and an axial stone, with a main axis measuring 14 m (46 ft). It has a southeast-northwest axis, facing the rising sun.
A "boulder burial" is a single large boulder sitting on three or four support stones; the term was coined by Seán Ó Nualláin in the 1970s. They are generally found in the southwest, and associated with standing stones and stone circles; some dispute that there were ever burial sites, as no human remains have ever been recovered.
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