An Drom Beag
County Cork

The Dromberg Stone Circle is probably Ireland‘s most famous and most frequently visited stone circle. This is due firstly to the fact that it‘s well signposted and accessible, and secondly – and that‘s far more important- it‘s very well preserved.

17 impressive stones, 16 of them standing and one lying, form this stone circle. The lying stone probably had the function of a sacrificial table or altar. The byname of the stone circle, „The Druids Altar“, probably deduces from that. It is presumed that the Dromberg Stone Circle was used for ritual acts.

Nearby the stone circle there are the remains of two circular stone huts and a cooking pit, a so-called Fullacht Fiadh. In these mounds water was boiled with hot stones.