Wakeman's painting of Site 22 shows how the circles in this area were destroyed by quarries. Site 22 is probably largely intact, but is very disturbed and covered by spoil from the quarry. Image copyright Sligo County Library.

 
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Between Circles 19 and 26 are the remains of several destroyed sites. Site 20 is a low mound with five boulders remaining. A few paces to the south is Site 21, a massive boulder that may have belonged to a circle. It is possible that it was the capstone of a dolmen, though at Carrowmore such stones are usually split in half.

Circle 22 is probably fairly complete, but it is hard to judge, as it lies partially buiried under quarry spoil. It looks to have had a large diameter. This monument would be well worth restoring. Circles 25, 24 and 25 are completely destroyed by the large quarry.

Site 20

No. 20. Situated about 20 paces S. of 19 (dolmen-circle). This circle was of small diameter, and consisted of twelve stones, five of which had been recently removed." - Petrie.

Site 21

No. 21. "Still further S." (dolmen-circle). "A few stones of this circle, with the table-stone of the cromleac, still remain." - Petrie.

Site 22

No. 22. Situated S. (or S.E.) of 21; "6 paces from it;" "close to the road" (dolmen-circle). "This is a fine double circle, with a cromleac, partly ruined, in the interior. The diameter of the outer circle is 53 feet, and of the inner one 32 feet. The stones in both are, as is most usual, placed quite close to each other. The number of stones in the outer circle is forty-five, but they appear to have been originally fifty-two (the same number as in 29), as places for seven are empty. Within the cromleac an interment was found by Mr. Walker." - Petrie.

Circle 22 looking west to Knocknarea. The large boulder in the mid-distance is Site 21, while Site 20 is at the foot of the telephone pole. Listoghil (Site 51) is visible beyond Site 21.

Site 23

No. 23. Situated about fifteen paces to the S. of 22 (dolmen-circle). "This circle is considerably injured, seventeen stones only remaining of it, although it originally consisted of thirty or thirty-two. The diameter is 36 feet. The stones of the cromleac remain, but are displaced, and human bones have been found within it." - Petrie.

Site 24

No. 24. W. of 23 (dolmen-circle). "There are 23 large stones, which evidently belonged to another circle now destroyed." - Petrie.

"They have been rolled to the bottom of the hill in clearing the land, and placed in a row." - Wood Martin.

Site 25

No. 25. Situated 6 paces W. of 23 (dolmen-circle). "Of this circle only 9 stones remain, and no cromleac. The diameter was 45 feet." - Petrie.

"The site is now entirely cleared." - Wood Martin.

The five stones remaining from Site 20. Beyond is the central cairn at Site 51, which is also known as Listoghil, and beyond that the magical mountain of Knocknarea.