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Goles Stone Row
County Tyrone
Goles stone row is situated on the lower southern slopes of Oughtvabeg mountain on the north side of the Glenelly
Valley, this site lies at an altitude of about 230m (700 feet OD). It as noted by antiquarians early in the 20th
century when it was still included in a field boundary and wrongly thought to be the remains of a megalithic tomb.
The stone row is 16m in length, orientated north-south and could be focused on a small hollow on the summit of
Carnanelly mountain to the south, and maybe be associated with observing the rising moon. It consists of eleven
stones, varying in height from 0.65m to 1.60m. Some of the stones are placed with their wide faces at right angles
to the direction of the row and is probably early Bronze Age in date.
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54 47' 47.51"N...6 57' 35.02"W
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GOLES STONE ROW, COUNTY TYRONE