Temple of Deen, Culdaff
Temple of Deen

Temple of Deen

Temple of Deen

Temple of Deen

Just across the main road from Bocan Stone Circle is the “Temple of Deen”.  A wedge-tomb, it appears to have been covered with a cairn of small boulders which means that the structure remaining would have been only the central chamber of a huge monument.

Since no proper excavation has ever taken place at either Deen or Bocan it is difficult to figure out whether these monuments were constructed at the same time or by the same people.

However, it would seem from the experience elsewhere that they were constructed by the same race by possibly at distinct periods (sometime during the Bronze Age). 

But what seems likely is that their proximity and records of less notable monuments in the same area would suggest that this area was important or significant in spiritual terms for the people of that day.

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