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Castleruddery Stone Circle
Native name
Irish: Liagchiorcal Chaisleán an Ridire
Druidical Circle
Digital Eye–2015–Castleruddery Embanked Stone Circle.jpg
Type recumbent stone circle
Location Castleruddery Lower, Donard,
County Wicklow, Ireland
Area Slaney Valley
Built c. 2500 BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Castleruddery Stone Circle
Reference no. 441
Castleruddery Stone Circle
View of Castleruddery Stone Circle

Castleruddery Stone Circle is a recumbent stone circle and National Monument located in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Location

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.

History

The stone circle was built c. 2500 BC.

Description

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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