Beltany Stone Circle

Raphoe, County Donegal

A stone circle located near Raphoe, County Donegal

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Beltany stone circle is located on a hilltop near the village of Raphoe. It dates from around 1400-800 BC and consists of 64 stones enclosing a raised platform. The name Beltany is derived from the word Beltane which is linked to the Celtic festival of fertility. One stone is decorated with cup marks and another stone stands about 2 metres. It's function may have been related to the rites or ceremonies in the circle. This ancient site is an impressive arrangement of stones and is situated on an elevated site with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Directions to Beltany Stone Circle - Raphoe

Located 3 km from the village of Raphoe

Sat Nav: 54.850407,-7.604630

* Pictures; courtesy of photographic unit of the department of environment, heritage and local government.

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