Beyond The Setting Irish Sun | Ancient Ireland Tourism

Beyond the Setting Sun

Visit Ireland Malin Beg Stone Circle

Beyond the setting sun at Irish latitudes, we find a hidden sid where Étaín waits for her alter ego Áine to re-emerge.  On a 329 degree heading from Uisneach lies Ardagh Hill in Co. Longford where symbolically, in mythic consciousness, we witness withdrawal from one plane, sunlight, to await in the plane of darkness for the re-emergence of the sunrise.

Yet, we always thought there was more beyond County Longford and indeed there is.  On the same compass heading, we come to the center of Donegal Bay and following further brings us right in between Malin Beg and Malin Mor in the very far west of County Donegal.

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And what do we find here?  Voila!  We find a small, stone circle with a wedge tomb included, right where we would expect something to be.​  The spot is quite difficult to find because the location is not well marked although the clue is the small spot where two cars can park.  Despite the lack of markings, it is hidden in plain sight across from the Glencolumbkille Wool Factory Outlet, but one would never know it.  Here are a few photos from a recent tour:

Malin Beg Stone Circle
Malin Beg Stone Circle
Malin Beg Stone Circle
Malin Beg Stone Circle

After visiting this ancient site, we realize that one of the finest beaches in all of Ireland is found nearby:  The Silver Strand.  So off to Malin Beg we go to explore the beach!

Silver Strand
Silver Strand
Silver Strand
Silver Strand
Silver Strand
Watchtower near Silver Strand

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