While Stonehenge and Avebury is the best known stone circles in the the UK their are lesser-known stone circle sites scattered around Ireland’s countryside, many of which are located on private and public land and all worth checking out.
I am fascinated by stone circles and the largest stone ring in Ireland is not far from Lough Gur “The Grange Stone Circle” in County Limerick consisting of 113 standing stones. The site is also 4100 years old.
The site is also quite unique, the stone circle is aligned with the rising sun at the Summer Solstice so on that morning the sun shines down directly in the center of the circle. The largest stone is “Rannach Croim Duibh” it stands at 2 1/2 meters high and weighs over 50 tones, the stone is similar to those found at Avebury England.
I am always reminded of how incredible the feat of engineering to build these old stone circles.
This is very easy to access being right next to the road and parking is no problem.