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<b>Raheen</b>Posted by megamanImage © megaman
Nearest Town:Tallaght (7km NE)
OS Ref (IE):   O038234 / Sheet: 50
Latitude:53° 15' 2.99" N
Longitude:   6° 26' 40.84" W

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<b>Raheen</b>Posted by ryaner <b>Raheen</b>Posted by ryaner <b>Raheen</b>Posted by ryaner <b>Raheen</b>Posted by megaman


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I had tried to get to this stone a couple of times before, giving up because of the necessity (as I understood then) of traversing much private property. However, there is an ancient sunken lane that passes along the side of one of the bungalows and up to an old farmstead and behind this to the right is the monument.

On the day I visited there was livestock in the field, but except for one cow, they mostly just ignored me. The blocky stone is large, well above average in height, girth and bulk. There are about 14 cup-marks on the southern end of the western face. Even though it's in a pasture field, it's still pretty wild around here – the ground rising to the east towards untamed moorland. Another Dublin megalith, south of Verschoyles Hill.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th July 2014ce