Circle of 17 standing stones known as ‘The Druid’s Altar’ is dated between 153BC and 127AD.

Dated to between 153 BC and 127 AD the Drombeg Stone Circle, or as it is colloquially known “the Druid’s Altar” is a circle of 17 standing stones located on the edge of a rocky terrace overlooking the sea in Glandore. To the west of the stones is a hut site with fulacht-fia cooking place. This prehistoric kitchen had a flagged trough in which water was boiled by dropping red-hot stones into it. Recent tests confirmed that using this method, 70 or more gallons of water could be boiled for almost three hours. The midpoint of one of the stones at Drombeg was set in line with the winter solstice sunset viewed in a conspicuous notch in the distant hills; the alignment is good but not perfectly precise.


Glandore, Cork.

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