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Castleruddery Stone Circle - Things to Know Before Visiting

Castleruddery Upper, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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About Castleruddery Stone Circle

A well preserved ceremonial circle stands four and half km south of Donard village in Castleruddery Lower. This site consists of an inner circle of twenty nine large stones, some standing erect, others lying surrounded by a flat earthen bank. Two extremely large quartz boulders on the eastern side, possibly mark the entrance. Locally, the circle is thought to have special healing properties.

Attractions Near Castleruddery Stone Circle

Sugarloaf5.43km from Castleruddery Stone Circle

Sugarloaf is a 552 metres peak in west Wicklow, Ireland that lies on the northern edge of the Glen of Imaal. With a prominence of only 14 metres, it is not listed in any of the recognised categories of mountains in Ireland, and is a subsidiary summit of Lobawn 636 metres (2,087 ft), to the north. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and feel in this nature.

Lobawn7.11km from Castleruddery Stone Circle

Lobawn, is the 182nd–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 219th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Lobawn has a flat boggy summit plateau with a "war department" concrete post to mark the top. Lobawn lies in the west section of the Wicklow Mountains, in Wicklow, Ireland, and has a subsidiary summit called Sugarloaf 552 metres.

Baltinglass Abbey
Baltinglass Abbey7.19km from Castleruddery Stone Circle

The Abbey is situated on the east bank of the River Slaney on the North side of Baltinglass town.The Abbey was founded in 1148 by Dermot McMurrogh. Dermot McMurrogh brought Cistercian monks from Mellifont. It was established for the Cistercians which was called “The Valley of Salvation”.The six beautiful Gothic arches on either side of the nave, supported by alternate round and square pillars, are a noteworthy feature of the ruins.

Athgreany Stone Circle
Athgreany Stone Circle9.12km from Castleruddery Stone Circle

Athgreany is a picturesque circle of 16 grey granite stones and an outlier. Some of these pillars and boulders are up to two meters high and enclose an area of about twenty two meters across. Now the site is composed of 16 granite boulders, with 5 remaining in their original placements.

Slievemaan10.68km from Castleruddery Stone Circle

Slievemaan is the 54th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 70th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Slievemaan is situated in the southwen sector of the Wicklow Mountains range, and is part of the large massif of Lugnaquilla 925 metres , Wicklow's highest mountain. Slievemaan lies at the southern end of the Glen of Imaal. It is a good trekking destination and also you can spend some beautiful time here.

Lugnaquilla11.96km from Castleruddery Stone Circle

Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, and at 925 metres it is the highest point in Ireland outside of Co. Kerry. It has a range of walks of different difficulties and distances. Overall, it is a wide, bulky mountain with a large flat peak and five ridges extending outwards from it. The summit is flanked on two sides by steep glacial corries or cliffs.

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County Wicklow is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north.