Castleruddery Stone Circle

The Stone Cirlce
The Circle

Consists of a large stone and earth circle. It has a diameter of 30 metres and is incredible to visit. The ingenuity involved in making this monument is mind boggling. Especially when you see the sheer size of some of the stones. The entrance stones, two large quartz boulders, must have been placed there with great difficulty.

The Stone Cirlce
'Cup and Ring' marks in the Rock

To say Castleruddery is a stone circle is not exactly true. It seems to be a cross between an earthen bank circle and a stone circle. So we get common features of both. There was a lot of activity at the site and some of the stones have rock art on them in form of cup and ring. Outside the earthen bank another bank with timber postholes was found during a resistivity survey. This site is most impressive and worth visiting.

The Stone Cirlce
'Cup and Ring' marks in the Rock

Directions:

Take the N81 south from Blessington, travel for about 23 km and you should see a sign for the monument at a cross roads. Travel up this road for about 1 km, and it is on the right. There should be a sign post for the moument.

Ordinance Survey Location: 916 942