Beaghmore Stone Circles

Discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s the site at Beaghmore consists of 7 stone circles. All of the rings are associated with cairns and a stone row runs towards these cairns.

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.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Free access always.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Cookstown Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Between Cookstown and Gortin. 10 miles west of Cookstown. Signposted off A505.
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Contact Details

Blackrock Road
Cookstown
Co Tyrone
BT80 9PB

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