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Knocktemple II

Bullaun Stone

<b>Knocktemple II</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Newtown Mt Kennedy (7km NE)
OS Ref (IE):   O205026 / Sheet: 56
Latitude:53° 3' 37.74" N
Longitude:   6° 12' 8.63" W

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The first signed bullaun stone that I've seen – I'm guessing that this was dragged here to its current location before they drowned the valley for the reservoir. I've seen shots of this semi-submerged, but we were here after a fairly decent summer and the lake was about 5 metres away.

I was searching for a bullaun stone south of Roundwood recently and the woman of the house told me of this stone – seems it's well known in the locality and has 'offerings' in the basin. the stone itself is quite large, a metre-and-a-half long, by a metre high and three-quarters of a metre wide. The basin is, fairly typically, set off centre towards the west end of the stone.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
1st September 2013ce