Beaghmore Stone Circles

Beaghmore Stone Circles, Beaghmore, Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Beaghmore is a complex of early Bronze Age megalithic features, stone circles and cairns, 8.5 miles north west of Cookstown, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, on the south east edge of the Sperrin Mountains.

Mackays Dictionary of Ulster Place names says that it is from an Bheitheach Mhor, meaning big place of birch trees, a name that reflects the fact that the area was a woodland before being cleared by Neolithic farmers. Some documents suggest that Beaghmore translates into English as the moor of the birches but this is plainly wrong, as there is no Irish word for moor that sounds like the English word moor (the usual word is caoran).


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