Today evidence still remains of the kerb of one of these passage tombs which forms a small semi-circle just inside the large outer circle. There are also several outlying stones which could indicate alignments but none seem to match obvious celestial events.
In all, Ballynoe is an enigmatic site which is confusing in its possibilities and inaccuracies. It does not fit in with any other known development of the circle or passage tomb tradition but intriguingly the large circle itself is almost an exact replica of Swinside Stone Circle in Cumbira, England and is also on the same latitude. The name 'Ballynoe' has been translated as 'The New Settlement' (Burl).