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Standing Stone / Menhir


Taken from the NMR:

Description: Listed as a 'standing stone' in the SMR (1986) and as a possible 'children's burial ground' in the RMP (1995). A roughly dressed granite pillar (H 1.77m; 0.27m x 0.26m), pierced by a rectangular slot (H 0.23m; Wth 0.11m) through the E and W faces c. 52cm from the top, reputedly marks the grave of Prince Aralt (Harold) one of the Danish chieftains killed in the Battle of Glenmama. It is also believed that the corner of the field in which the stone now stands was formerly a burial ground. (Walshe 1931, 135)

Compiled by: Matt Kelleher

Date of upload: 19 December 2012

Date of last visit: 20 July 1989
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th June 2014ce

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