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Nearest Town:Dungarvan (8km SSW)
OS Ref (IE):   X308996 / Sheet: 82
Latitude:52° 8' 51.14" N
Longitude:   7° 33' 0.02" W

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In the townland of Carrigmoorna, county Waterford, there is a conical hill, crowned by a large rock, in which dwells the enchantress Murna. When the wind blows strongly in certain directions it produces in some crevices of the rock a loud roar, and the country people state that this sound is the humming of Murna's spinning wheel.
From Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland by W G Woodmartin, 1902.

There is a standing stone 30m E of the summit of the hill. The NMS record says it is diamond shaped in cross section and 1.15m high.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th December 2012ce
Edited 6th December 2012ce


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From 'Decies', a journal of the Old Waterford Society, Spring 1988 - an article about the cliff-top fort. They discover that the landowner had no knowledge of its existence. But curiously they themselves seem to overlook the standing stone.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th December 2012ce