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Bullaun Stone

Kilbeg (Bullaun Stone) by ryaner The basins were dry today.
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Posted by ryaner
23rd July 2013ce
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Comments (4)

Nice shot! Is it unusual to have that many 'bowls' on one stone? A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
26th July 2013ce
Not really - there's this: and this: and this: all in the same county, with many other multiple examples countrywide. The majority, however, would be single-bowled/basined, with doubles, triples etc. found as well. ryaner Posted by ryaner
26th July 2013ce
Also, a helpful article here: ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th July 2013ce
Thanks for the links Ryaner. This is really fascinating. You do occasionally find small basins in stones in the UK, but I think they're mostly all natural occurrences. There's a small curb stone at the back of Wayland's Smithy which has a small bowl in it and I wondered if it was picked specifically as a receptacle or if it had simply eroded that way since being placed there. A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
29th July 2013ce
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