Beaghmore, county Tyrone

H 685 842 - Sheet 13

Nearest village: Dunnamore
Nearest town: Cookstown


Two small circles and one tiny cairn-in-a-saucer out of the 7 circles and 9 rows revealed at this site -
the stones of the rows being from a few centimetres to 1.8 metres high. Burials and kists were found in some of the larger cairns.
One stone circle is filled with hundreds of small stones set upright.

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.

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