Drimminaboy Valley is a jaw-droppingly beautiful place and a suitable home for Shronebirrane Stone Circle. The circle has a diameter of 7.5 metres. Sadly only eight of the original thirteen stones remain, the tallest stone, the north-east portal stone is 2.6 metres in height. Although the Drimminaboy Valley is beautiful, its hard to avoid being distracted by the modern bungalow about 20 metres from the circle, it appears the owners try to charge 2 euro to access the site however they didn’t seem into approaching us on the day of our visit! I’d also recommend taking a walk down through the beautiful valley, at one point there was a village situated here, however it went into decline and disappeared shortly after the great famine.
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5 thoughts on “Shronebirrane Stone Circle, Kerry, Ireland”
That really is a spectacular place… so rugged and beautiful. I can see why ancient man chose to build there. As for the bungalow, is the stone circle actually on their land? Do they own it? I dont agree with our ancient monuments being privately owned. They are rarely or inadequately maintained and mostly inaccessable to visitors, unfortunately.
I assume they own the land but yes I very much agree around non payment. The sign that is erected to the site is a OPW sign, its not like they installed a stile or entrance gate or any information about the site, just seems very mean to me to try swindle 2 euro out of each person.
Ooooh that’s terrible! I’m surprised they didnt try and sell you a tshirt lol!
Indeed Ali, lucky they didn’t speak to me or they’d have to endure my rant about how our ancestors would feel about them restricting access for a measly 2euro!
I know… is it worth it? What an insult!!!