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Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Kilmalkedar</b>Posted by bogmanImage © Charles Coughlan
Nearest Town:Cahershiveen (28km SSE)
OS Ref (IE):   Q398066 / Sheet: 70
Latitude:52° 11' 16.97" N
Longitude:   10° 20' 34.24" W

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The virtue of the Kilmalkedar stone was some fifty years ago equal in repute to that conceded to the Stennis example, and even, in some respects, superior; for, it was further firmly believed by many of the old inhabitants of Kerry, that persons afflicted with chronic rheumatism, 'falling sickness', or some other ills, might, by passing three times round it (with faith, and by the offering of certain prayers), be restored to health.

From 'Wakeman's Handbook of Irish Antiquities', by John Cooke (1903).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th November 2009ce
Edited 20th November 2009ce