Banner: Knocknarea at Sunset.
The ruins of Circle 2.
The remains of Circle 2 in the foreground, Circle 1 beyond.

Circle 2

A number of scattered stones beside Circle 1 are the remains of Circle 2 which was probably about 16 meters in diameter. The confusion of large boulders here led to differing opinions as to the numbering of the Carrowmore sites, arising when Wood-Martin began to use a differing numbering system to Petrie. Early reports state that human bones were found here.

Circle 2 at Carrowmore
The remains of Circle 2 in the foreground. Beyond is the complete and well preserved Circle 1.

A number of the boulders from this monument can be seen in the field wall along the Seafield road. The monument was probably damaged about 1837, when new tenants rented the land on the death of William IV.

The passage of Circle 3 at Carrowmore
The passage of Circle 3 at Carrowmore.

Borlase's report, 1895

"It is 52 feet in diameter. The stones are of great size, but the greater number of them have been removed to an adjoining wall. Human bones have also been discovered within this circle." - Petrie.

"Traces of this monument have almost entirely disappeared." - Wood-Martin.

Circle 2 at Carrowmore
The remains of Circle 2 in the foreground. In the field beyond are Circles 3 and 4.

"The owner of the field in which the two last circles are situated recollects to have seen 5 large upright stones in a group at a distance of about 40 feet to the southeast of the second circle, and which were removed to form the wall along the roadside, which is chiefly composed of such large stones. These were unquestionably the upright supporters of the cromleac of another circle." - Petrie.

Looking west past the dolmen of Circle 4, the Cromleach of the Phantom Stones.