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Bullaun Stone


In the grounds of Tallaght Priory, beside the Friar's Walk, you will need to get permission to visit these stones.

I was surprised by the size of the bullaun stone having only seen close-up photographs with no idea of scale. It's an irregular shape conglomerate, maybe roughly two thirds of a metre squarish. The bullaun is about 20 cms wide and 15 cms deep.

Beside it is a stone described by Patrick Healy in All Roads Lead to Tallaght (South Dublin Libraries) as: "…a large granite stone with a hole through it. The hole is narrower at the ends and in the middle, somewhat like an hourglass, but is now screw-threaded as stated by O'Curry. Beside the hole is a round hollow."

I was kindly brought here by Brother Michael. Thanks.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
25th January 2011ce
Edited 3rd January 2017ce

Comments (2)

Looks interesting. Is this in the Dominican Priory? TheStandingStone Posted by TheStandingStone
26th January 2011ce
Yes, the Dominican Priory. ryaner Posted by ryaner
27th January 2011ce
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