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The Seven Monuments
Native name
Irish: Na Seacht Séadchomhartha
Moanmore East Stone Circle, Masonbrook Ring
Type stone circle
Location Moanmore East, Loughrea,
County Galway, Ireland
Built c. 2500–500 BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Moanmore East Stone Circle
Reference no. 498

The Seven Monuments is an embanked stone circle and National Monument located in County Galway, Ireland.

Location

The stones stand by the roadside about 3.4 km (2 miles) southeast of Loughrea.

History

The Seven Monuments were erected c. 2500–500 BC.

Description

The Seven Monuments are an embanked stone circle with central cairn. The mound is 2 m (6 ft 7 in) high and 22 m (72 ft) across and each of the seven stones is a pillar 1 m (3 ft 3 in) high and 25 cm (9.8 in) thick.

Nearby is a terraced mound which may have been an assembly-place.

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