This is the Bocan Stone Circle located on Bocan Hill just outside the village of Culdaff on the Inishowen Peninsula. Stone circles may have been sun temples but no one really knows what shenanigans were going on at these sites. There were originally 30 stones in this circle (some of the stones were up to 7 feet tall) however some have been indiscriminately cleared. It seems this area has been a place of worship for millennia as close by there are passage tombs, early Christian churches, rock art and some of the earliest Celtic crosses in Ireland. The main stone resembles a giant boot or even a hurley bat buried in the ground (depending on the viewing angle!)

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