Glebe Stone Circles, Cong

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Glebe Stone Circles are standing stones and National Monument located in County Mayo, Ireland.
Glebe Standing Stones are located about 1.6 km (1 mile) east-northeast of Cong.
The circles were first noted by Edward Lhuyd on his tour of Ireland in 1699; William Stukeley later reproduced Lhuyd's unpublished drawings.
William Wilde connected them to the mythical Battle of Moytura:
There are four circles in a variety of styles.
Glebe (North)About 16m in diameter, 23 stones remain, up to 1.2m in height with cup and ring marks.
Nymphsfield 1 (West)About 10m in diameter, the smallest circle.
Tonaleeaun (East)An embanked recumbent stone circle with an orthostat at the west end.
Nymphsfield 2 (South)10m in diameter with 19 stones.
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  • This is a lovely stone circle that is easy to miss because the sign indicating its site is not obvious. It is enclosed with a wire fence, but it is clear that many people have climbed the fence and...  more »
  • This is a Circle missing many stones, ignored on the side of an R road outside Cong, and yet is a special place to visit. There iare two more Circles visible in the pasture behind this one. Worth a...  more »
  • Can see it from the road but no way to get there we could see. If it's through private property someone should charge €1 for parking. I would've paid it.
  • Peaceful and mystical ancient megalithic stone circle just off the road. Take care parking and walking on the road getting to it. Very close to Cong village 1.5km
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