Glantane East

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Wedge tomb at Glantane
View of the standing stone at Glantane

Glantane East is a megalithic complex situated 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) from Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland.[1] It is set in the Keel River valley on the north-west upper slopes of Musherabeg mountain, in the townland of Glantane. The complex includes a wedge tomb, two stone circles and a pair of stone alignments.

The wedge tomb is known locally as "The Flags" and is 90 centimetres (35 in) in height, with a capstone 2.4 metres (7.9 ft) square resting on two sidestones and a backstone. Some of the double-walling remains in place while a 40-centimetre (16 in) stone is positioned between the two sidestones.[1]

A stone circle lies in the field next to the wedge tomb. It is nearly 5 metres (16 ft) in diameter with five standing and six fallen stones, some of which now lie in the surrounding ditch which is at least partly stone-faced. In the middle of the circle is a large hole, where it is assumed a boulder or boulder-burial once stood.[1] The remaining stones vary in height from 0.5 to 1 metre (1.6 to 3.3 ft) and are surrounded by a 2.5-metre (8.2 ft) wide fosse and low bank. Two tall pillar-like stones are situated along the outer face of the fosse and 8m to the south-east of the circle. One is fallen.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Weir, A (1980). Early Ireland. A Field Guide. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. p. 115. 
  2. ^ "Glantane East Stone Circle". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 

External links

  • Megalithics - Glantane East
  • Irish Megaliths - Selected Monuments in County Cork

Coordinates: 52°00′16″N 9°02′41″W / 52.004426°N 9.04485°W / 52.004426; -9.04485

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