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Beagmore Stone Circles

Beagmore stone circles, in the Sperrin Mountains of Northern Ireland, consists of seven stone circles, about twelve round cairns and about ten stone rows. The purpose of these circles and stone rows is unknown although some are claimed to relate to lunar, solar or stellar events. These monuments were constructed in a partly wooded environment in the Bronze Age (about 4000 to 3200 years ago) but were gradually covered in peat from about 3000 years ago. Rediscovered early in the 1900s in turf cutting operations, they were excavated in the 1940s and 1960s. More of the remarkable collection of monuments is likely to lie below the peat that surrounds the area.