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Cup Marked Stone

<b>Killinga</b>Posted by gjrkImage © Gordon Kingston
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Latitude:51° 36' 48.28" N
Longitude:   9° 8' 34.98" W

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A low, upright pillar, jutting from the rushes and bushes. Then, behind this growing screen, a vast recumbent slab; 2.7m long, 2m wide and 1.45m thick*.

Recorded in the Archaeological Inventory, following local tradition, as a mass rock, it may eventually provide an interesting comparison to a similarly classed and cup-marked boulder at Coorleigh South. Due to the heavy scrub on the south-eastern side of the stone, Jack Roberts' sketch remains the only visual record of the marks or 'circular depressions'**.

The fallen part of a NE-SW stone pair, if position and local morphology (Knockatlowig, Knockawaddra W) are taken into account.

*Archaeological Inventory of Cork, 1992; No.3271, 354.
**Roberts, J., 'Exploring West Cork', 1988; Ch.2, No.12, 53.
gjrk Posted by gjrk
23rd March 2009ce
Edited 18th May 2009ce