Beaghmore Stones

Beaghmore Stones

Discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s the site at Beaghmore consists of 7 stone circles.
Beaghmore is a complex of early Bronze Age megalithic features, stone circles, stone rows, and cairns on the southeast edge of the Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone.

There are seven low stone circles of different sizes, six of which are paired, twelve cairns, and ten stone rows in the Beaghmore complex.

Beaghmore translates as "the moor of the birches," a name that reflects the fact that the area was a woodland before being cleared by Neolithic farmers.

All of the rings are associated with cairns and a stone row runs towards these cairns. It is possible that Neolithic occupation and cultivation preceded the erection of burial cairns and ceremonial circles and alignments: some irregular lines and heaps of boulders resembling field-fences or field-clearance may predate the ritual structures.

Situated: From Cookstown take the A505 West for approx 10 kilometres you should then see a right turn sign-posted Beaghmore stone circles, after about 5 kilometres keeping right at the fork you will come to the site on your left hand side.

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