Ardgroom SW (also called Canfea), is a prehistoric ringstone, located on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork. It is set in a beautiful natural setting, in the middle of a field, and offers a nice view of the surroundings and the town of Ardgroom.
The Ardgroom SW consists of 11 megaliths describing a circle. Today, 9 are still standing, while one stone is outside the circle.
According to researchers, the site dates back to the Neolithic period, and was later used by the Celts as a ritual place. Many prehistoric and Celtic remains have been found there.
The stones are imposing and stretched out lengthwise. Very little eroded by time, they have retained their position and have not been restored or moved since.
The corner is rather windy, but its position in a slight overhang allowed at the time to have a clear view of the surroundings.
The circle measures less than 10 metres in diameter, but is one of the largest stone circles on the Beara Peninsula. Note that the described circle is however a little bit cramped, and irregular in places.
Free access, Ardgroom SW is open to the general public, as long as you do not touch the stones. Feel free to take a walk in the surrounding area: the site offers a lovely view of the village of Ardgroom, its green meadows and the Glenbeg Lough.