Drombeg Stone Circle has long been linked with folklore and mythology, and the large recumbent stone has long been called ‘The Druid’s Altar’. The site was excavated in 1957, and archaeologists discovered that there was a compact gravelly surface within the circle, with a central pit containing the cremated remains of an adolescent child and a broken pot dating to 1124–794 BC.
Nearby the stone circle you can discover the stone foundations of Bronze Age huts and a well-preserved fulacht fiadh. Fulachta fiadh are relatively common features across the island. They generally consisted of a stone-lined pit or trough, that was filled with water. Stones were heated on a fire, and when the stones were red hot they were dropped into the water, eventually causing the water to boil. Their function has been long debated in archaeology, from the traditional view of cooking places, to dying clothes, bathing pools, sweathouses or saunas or possibly to brew ales or beer.