Image Credit: Michael Mitchell
Posted by Meic
13th December 2012ce
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Gloomy as feck isn't it?
The standing stone sits more or less squat on the same line as the three stone group. W 26694 47258 for the former and W 26742 47257 for the latter (I forget the error on my GPS, though; maybe 5m?). And mightn't mean squat anyway - someone could have poked that monolith in there long afterwards.
It was gloomy alright... and deteriorated even more soon after. I had hoped to go over to the rows at Knockawaddra.
I noticed that the Standing stone was due West from the three others. Would this have lined up in some way for the equinoxes ? or is it the missing fourth stone - re-erected ?
The equinox? It'd be worth checking out. I keep meaning to do it, but I always seem to have something else on. Work, child. Dreams drifting away and so on ;)
There's supposed to be another pillar somewhere in the field wall nearby, but I wasn't able to find it. The suppostion being that this was the missing fourth stone. Of course, there may never have been a fourth stone.
If someone ever had the funding or the interest, an excavation might answer a lot of questions about this site, and Irish four-posters in general. But you could say that about a lot of sites. Form a queue.