Ancient Sites in County Cork… that Are Not Blarney

County Cork’s most famous attraction may be a particular castle with a rather famous stone, but Ireland’s largest county holds many ancient sites. Filmaker Mark Long has created a few short films highlighting megalithic sites around Cork.

Megaliths: Stone Circle from Mark Long on Vimeo.

Drombeg Stone Circle, also known as the Druids Altar is one of Ireland’s most famous Bronze Age monuments. Also present at the site is a Fulacht Fiadh or ancient communal cooking pit.

Megaliths: Standing Stone & Burial Ground from Mark Long on Vimeo.

Derrara Standing Stone is located in the grounds of the Sacred Heart Church. Standing Stones are sites of ancient religious ceremonies, sometimes containing burial chambers.

Megaliths: Wedge Tomb from Mark Long on Vimeo.

The wedge tomb at Island Bridge, Burnfort, Cork, Ireland, was constructed in the early Bonze Age. Evidence of cremated burial was found in several areas of the main chamber, as well as worked flint and scrapers.

You can see more videos by Mark Long at (including some gorgeous views of Kinsale Harbor) or visit his website at

Author: Corey

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