Lough Maccrory and the Beaghmore Stone Circles

County Tyrone is peppered with archaelogical remains worth seeing on any Ireland tours.

There are more than a thousand standing stones in the Sperrins alone and the county as a whole has numerous chambered graves.

The Lough Macrory area is particularly rich in dolmens and megaliths , though many of these are hard to find and of specialist interest only.

The Bronze Age “Beaghmore Stone Circles” are well signposted. Most of the stones are no more than three feet high. The alignments correlate to movements of the sun , moon , and stars ; two of the rows point to sunrise at the summer solstice.

If you are on tours of Ireland , and in the area , its worth a visit to these hidden gems , if only to see the ancient history of Ireland.

They are also accessible on our extended Belfast tours.