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Bullaun Stone

<b>Tallaght</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Tallaght (1km SW)
OS Ref (IE):   O094277 / Sheet: 50
Latitude:53° 17' 17.99" N
Longitude:   6° 21' 33.58" W

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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