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Highpark

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Highpark</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79 © 2009
Nearest Town:Caherconlish (3km E)
OS Ref (IE):   R6509150470 / Sheet: 65
Latitude:52° 36' 16.07" N
Longitude:   8° 30' 55.15" W

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I found this possible standing stone when I went back to photograph the stone at Skahard.
This stone is even more impressive and if genunine is a real corker.
Its over 2.5m and from one side looks like a thin slender standing stone and from the other more of a behemoth.
It is situated on a hill near the school of Bohermore just on the outskirts of Limerick City.
Both standing stones in the area are intervisible from a ring-fort as can be viewed in one of the pics.

For some reason this stone is named as a "stone circle"
The 25" 1840s map shows this as a Legaun with no mention of a circle.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
8th April 2009ce
Edited 22nd October 2012ce

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Highpark (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

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bawn79 Posted by bawn79
22nd October 2012ce

Highpark (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

This standing stone is only about 400mm high and is very unimpressive. You would have to wonder about it possibly being a broken scratching post or something like that. The only thing in its support is the two larger stone in the vicinity.

You can just make out the pilon where the other stone is located in the distance.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
22nd October 2012ce

Highpark (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Highpark</b>Posted by bawn79 bawn79 Posted by bawn79
22nd October 2012ce

Highpark (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

I spotted the other large standing stone in this townland by accident while driving by but did not spot this one until I saw it on Philip Powells website. Its a tall (approx 1.6m high) "sail shaped" stone.
The power- pilon above it is a real contrast. Surprisingly this stone doesnt appear on the either of the 1840s survey maps.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
22nd October 2012ce

Highpark (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Highpark</b>Posted by bawn79<b>Highpark</b>Posted by bawn79 bawn79 Posted by bawn79
22nd October 2012ce