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Knockstoolery

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Knockstoolery</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79 © 2009
Nearest Town:Lisdoonvarna (6km ENE)
OS Ref (IE):   R077968 / Sheet: 51
Latitude:53° 0' 50.36" N
Longitude:   9° 22' 31.48" W

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<b>Knockstoolery</b>Posted by bawn79

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This standing stone is up on a hill beside what i believe is O'Connors pub (cant be sure of that).
As you can see from the picture a bullock was rearing its head behind so I didnt go all the way up to see it.
Carleton Jones book on the burren gives it only as a probable standing stone. His reasoning being that it can be clearly seen from Doolin House, the old MacNamara residence and that it may be a folly. In support of this is the fact that it is not marked on the OS Map as a standing stone. I suppose without excavation it will be impossible to know for sure.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
26th May 2009ce