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Beaghmore Stone Circles

Beaghmore is a complex of early Bronze Age megalithic features, stone circles and cairns,

Discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s, the site at Beaghmore consists of 7 stone circles. 

An image of the setting sun at Beaghmore Stone Circles
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. At some stage peat started to form over the site, and it may conceivably be that the cairns and rows were erected in a futile propitiatory attempt to restore fertility to the soil by attracting back the fading sun.

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