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Loughane East

Standing Stone / Menhir



Description: On flat patch of ground, in rolling pasture, on N side of Shournagh River basin. One stone remains, long axis NE-SW; it is 2.2m L, 0.65m T and 3m H; second stone, standing in 1934, stood c. 2.6m to SW (O Nualláin 1988, 245, no. 99). According to local information, second stone fell during storm on Christmas Eve 1966. Twelve stones found in 'immediate locality' of stone pair, 'some much larger, lying on the ground partly buried in the boggy soil of the place' (Caulfield 1866, 293). Local tradition that there were at least 7 stones in this field.

The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Cork. Volume 3: Mid Cork' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1997). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

Date of upload/revision: 14 January 2009

Date of last visit: 28 September 1982
ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th July 2014ce

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