Photographer's Note

Beaghmore Stone Circles.

Stone circles are regarded as a reflection of the ritual and spiritual life of the early Bronze Age, Archaeologists have identified Beaghmore as the most extensive circle complex, dating back to about 1500B.C.

Several theories for the use of these stone circles at Beaghmore have been proffered; possible functions suggested have been burials, ceremonial rituals and astronomical observations of lunar, solar or stellor events; and navigational tools. They may also have served some function in fertility rites.

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