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County Kildare

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Sites/groups in County Kildare:

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Ballybought Round Barrow(s)
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Ballybought Bullaun Stone
5 posts
Ballymore Eustace West Bullaun Stone
1 post
Baltracy Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Barretstown Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Bishopsland Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Bolton Hill Bullaun Stone
12 posts
2 sites
Brewell's Hill Stone Circle
31 posts
Broadleas Stone Circle
14 posts
1 site
Carbury Hill Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Caureen Artificial Mound
5 posts
Chair of Kildare Artificial Mound
4 posts
Clane Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Craddockstown West Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
3 sites
Curragh Round Barrow(s)
The Currah Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Dun Ailinne Hillfort
1 post
Firmount East Artificial Mound
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Forenachts Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
8 posts
Forenaghts Great Henge
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Grangebeg Burial Chamber
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Griffinrath Artificial Mound
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Hill of Allen Sacred Hill
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Kildare Christianised Site
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Kilgowen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Killeen Cormac Passage Grave
1 post
Killickaweeny Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Kilteel Bullaun Stone
5 posts
Kingsland Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
10 sites
Little Curragh Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
2 sites
Mullamast Long Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
Newtown Great Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Newtown Park Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Old Kilcullen Christianised Site
3 posts
Punchestown Round Barrow(s)
10 posts
Punchestown Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Rathangan Rath
5 posts
Red Hill Round Barrow(s)
The Ring Hillfort
4 posts
Ringwood Rath
2 posts
Ticknevin Bullaun Stone
11 posts
Whiteleas Stone Circle (Destroyed)

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Broadleas (Stone Circle) — Folklore

After a little delay, the remainder of the journey was accomplished to the next regular stoppage, at a place called "The Piper's Stones." here, again, Lord Walter Fitzgerald had some information prepared for the members, which he read out at the spot. He explained that the existing objects of antiquarian interest lying a short distance to the south-west of Ballymore-Eustace are three in number. In the first place there are the large boulders of graite placed in a circle 31ft. in diameter in the townland of Broadleas Commons, called "The Piper's Stones." They are now 29 in number. Formerly they made up a complete circle of closely placed boulders, though now there are large gaps in the ring showing where in times past many had been broken up and carried away for building purposes.

At a place called Athgreney, there is another similar circle of stones, and in the Deerpark, near Blessington, formerly there was a third one, each called "The Piper's Stones," but this latter was demolished years ago for building purposes.

[...] The name, "Piper's Stones," was often applied to this class of monument, and must have its origin in some now forgotten legend. The only explanation the old people give for the name is that bagpipe music, played by the "good people" or fairies, is still occasionally heard at the spot.

A quarter of a mile to the north-east of "The Piper's Stones" are the remains of a Pagan sepulchral moat, called Knockshee, meaning "the fairy hill." Little of it is now left, three-quarters of it having been demolished years ago, probably by some farmers, for the purpose of top-dressing the adjoining lands.

[...] Half a mile to the north-west of "The Piper's Stones" is a prostrate granite monolith, known as "The Long Stone." It formerly stood in a small rath-like enclosure now levelled, and which was thrown down in the year 1836.
From the Kildare Archaeological Society's annual excursion reported in the Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail, 22nd September 1900.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th May 2017ce

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25th May 2017ce

Rathangan — Images

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25th April 2017ce

Little Curragh (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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25th April 2017ce
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