Castleruddery Stone Circle facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCastleruddery Stone Circle
Irish: Liagchiorcal Chaisleán an Ridire
|Type||recumbent stone circle|
|Location||Castleruddery Lower, Donard,
County Wicklow, Ireland
|Built||c. 2500 BC|
National Monument of Ireland
|Official name: Castleruddery Stone Circle|
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Castleruddery Stone Circle is a recumbent stone circle and National Monument located in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Castleruddery Stone Circle is located 2.5 km (1.6 mi) east of Stratford-on-Slaney, 300 m (330 yd) north of the River Slaney.
The stone circle was built c. 2500 BC.
Castleruddery Stone Circle is 30 m (98 ft) in diameter. It is composed of 29 stones, some of which are decorated with cup marks. The circle has two enormous white quartz portal stones at the entrance, each weighing at least 15 tons. The circle itself is surrounded by an embankment about 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) high. The 4.5 m (15 ft) metre wide bank has an opening in the east.
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