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Standing Stone / Menhir


Taken from the Irish Folklore Commission 1937/1938 Tipperary Reel 4 pg 207:

The longstone according to this was originally part of a pair. It relates to the Diarmuid and Grainne story. Diarmuid carried this one on his back (The longstone) and Grainne carried a smaller one. Which is now gone.
Seemingly there is the print of a chain at the bottom of the remaining longstone. This was where Diarmuid used a chain to strap it on his back while carrying it.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
27th November 2006ce

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Are you sure that this myth is attached to this stone? There is another stone nearby with a recumbent next to it, possibly a stone pair. Have a look at 61 in the North Tipp inventory. Would this site be a better setting for the myth? TheStandingStone Posted by TheStandingStone
29th January 2012ce
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