The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

County Wicklow

County

<b>County Wicklow</b>Posted by ryanerKnocktemple © ryaner
See individual sites for details



Discussion Topics0 discussions
Start a topic



Show  |  Hide
Web searches for County Wicklow

Sites/groups in County Wicklow:

3 posts
Aghowle Lower Bullaun Stone
5 posts
Aghowle Upper Cairn(s)
45 posts
2 sites
Athgreany Stone Circle
9 posts
Ballard Bullaun Stone
1 post
Ballinagee Cairn(s)
The Ballintruer Long Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Ballintruer More Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Ballyduff Cup Marked Stone
2 posts
Ballyfolan Ring Cairn
4 posts
Ballyfolan Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Ballygahan Upper Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Ballyknockan Bullaun Stone
Ballynabrocky Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Ballyremon Commons Bank Barrow
9 sites
Baltinglass Hill
2 posts
Baltynanima Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
6 posts
Blackmoor Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Blackrock Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Blakestown Upper Passage Grave
16 posts
Blessington Demesne 1 Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Blessington Demesne 2 Round Barrow(s)
54 posts
Boleycarrigeen Stone Circle
4 posts
Brittas Portal Tomb
7 posts
4 sites
Brittas Bullaun Stone
12 posts
Broomfields Chambered Tomb
11 posts
Broughills Hill Standing Stones
21 posts
Brusselstown Ring Hillfort
Butterhill Artificial Mound
Carignagower Cairn(s)
3 posts
Carnew Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
4 sites
Carrig
2 posts
Carrigeenduff Cup Marked Stone
3 posts
Carrigeenduff Bullaun Stone
Carrig Mountain Cairn(s)
45 posts
Castleruddery Stone Circle
4 posts
Castleruddery Lower Enclosure
3 posts
Castletimon Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Castletimon Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Church Mountain Cairn(s)
3 posts
Cloghleagh Cairn(s)
1 site
Cloneen Chambered Tomb
Coan Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Colvinstown Rath
4 posts
2 sites
Colvinstown Upper Cairn(s)
5 posts
1 site
Crehelp Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Cullen Upper Cairn(s)
3 posts
The Dailteen Stone Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Derrylossary Church Bullaun Stone
6 posts
Donard Standing Stone / Menhir
4 sites
Dowery
3 posts
1 site
Downshill Cup Marked Stone
Downs Hill Hillfort
1 post
The Druid's Stone Cup Marked Stone
4 posts
4 sites
Drummin Bullaun Stone
Eadestown North Standing Stone / Menhir
Enniskerry Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Fananierin Cup Marked Stone
7 posts
Giltspur Cup Marked Stone
1 post
Glencap Commons Upper Cairn(s)
11 sites
Glendalough
13 posts
1 site
Goldenhill Rath
6 posts
The Gossan Stones Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Humewood Castle Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
2 sites
Johnstown Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
1 site
Keadeen Stone Circle
Keadeen Cairn(s)
4 posts
1 site
Keadeen Mountain Cairn(s)
2 posts
Keadeen standing stone 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Kelshamore Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Kiernans Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
1 site
Kilbaylet Lower Rath
4 posts
Kilbaylet Upper Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Kilbeg Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Kilbeg Cairn Cairn(s)
5 posts
Kilbeg standing stone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
1 site
Kilcoagh East Cairn(s)
6 posts
Kilcoole Bullaun Stone
1 post
Kilcroney Rath
Killabeg Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Kilmurry South Bullaun Stone
Kilranelagh Cairn(s)
5 posts
Kilranelagh Graveyard Standing Stones
3 posts
Kingston Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
1 site
Kinsellastown Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Knickeen Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Knockatillane Cairn(s)
Knockballystine Artificial Mound
Knockiernan Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Knocknagun Natural Rock Feature
3 posts
1 site
Knocktemple Bullaun Stone
3 posts
Lackan Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Leitrim Bullaun Stone
3 posts
Lickeen Bullaun Stone
Long Hill Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Lugnagroagh Cairn(s)
6 posts
1 site
Lugnagun Passage Grave
Lybagh Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Magnacool Lower Wedge Tomb
Magnacool Lower Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Meetings Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Moorstown (Newcastle By.) Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
The Motte Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Moylisha Portal Tomb
5 posts
1 site
Muckduff Upper Cairn(s)
4 posts
Oldcourt Ring Cairn
8 posts
Onagh Portal Tomb
6 posts
1 site
Parkmore Standing Stones
7 posts
Parknasilogue Burial Chamber
9 posts
Plezica Stone Circle
10 posts
Preban Cup Marked Stone
4 posts
Prince William's Seat Cairn(s)
Rath East Stone Circle
17 posts
Rath Gael Stone Fort / Dun
Rocky Valley Cairn(s)
4 posts
Roundwood Bullaun Stone
6 posts
1 site
Scalp Bullaun Stone
10 posts
Seefingan Cairn(s)
46 posts
1 site
Seefin Hill Chambered Cairn
Seskin Round Barrow(s)
Sheepwalk Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Sleanaglogh Bullaun Stone
5 posts
Slievecorragh Cairn(s)
5 posts
Sorrel Hill Cairn(s)
Spinans Hill Cairn(s)
1 post
2 sites
Springfarm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
6 posts
Sroughan Bullaun Stone
4 posts
St. Kevin's Bed (Hollywood) Cave / Rock Shelter
3 posts
1 site
Tinode Standing Stone / Menhir
Tinoran Hill Hillfort
Togher Christianised Site
2 posts
6 sites
Toor
2 posts
Tornant Lower Rath
8 posts
Tornant Upper Passage Grave
3 posts
Trooperstown Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Trooperstown II Bullaun Stone
5 posts
The Witch's Stone Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Woodend Hill Cairn(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
1 post
Crehelp Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Glasnamullen Holy Well Sacred Well

Latest posts for County Wicklow

Showing 1-10 of 905 posts. Most recent first | Next 10

Castletimon (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

There is an Ogham stone on Castletimon road between Dunganstown and Ballinacarrig, and it is believed that a Queen was buried under it. There is no writing on it except lines and strokes. It is also believed that there is money under it. It is about two and a half yards long and two feet wide.

A story is told of a woman who took that stone to make a doorstep, but on the following morning she found it had returned to the place from which she had taken it.

Another story relates that when the Wicklow pier was being built, men were travelling through the county, gathering up big stones to help to build it, and a man named Dickenson now residing in Rathnew brought the Ogham stone in Co. Wicklow and wondering at the marks that were on it, showed it to a priest who told him to take it back to its former place. It is also believed that a priest explained the meaning of the marks thus:- "Here lieth a princess; she was possessed of the devil."
Kathleen Lott retells her grandfather's stories for the 1930s Schools Folklore Collection. dúchas.ie.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th October 2018ce

Castleruddery (Stone Circle) — Folklore

This is the field on the opposite side of the road from the 'Druidical Circle' in Castleruddery Lower.

There is supposed to be a big crock of gold hidden in Tutty's Terrace field. The name of the man that put it there is Pat Kenny.

One time there were three men who went to dig up the gold. The names of those men were Tom Cullen, Peter Condron and Jim Toole. But when they dug down they met a big stone, and then a goat with three legs came running across the field. The men paid no heed to the goat. But when they went to raise the stone, the goat leaped in on them and killed one of the men. The other two jumped out and filled in the hole and no one made any more attempt to dig for the gold.

And another strange thing about that same place is that there is a light seen at three special times of the year. The light goes all around the place for about a quarter of an hour and then it disappears again.
Larry Daly recounting his father's stories in the 1930s, for the Schools Folklore Collection. Digitised at dúchas.ie
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th October 2018ce

Moylisha (Portal Tomb) — Folklore

The name of the monument is variously given as Lob-in-a-sigh, Leaba an Sidh; on the Ordnance Survey map it is recorded as Labbanasigha. O'Donovan says the monument was called "Leaba na Saighe (Lectus canis venatica) where it is supposed a famous huntsman of old interred a favourite greyhound bitch." Perhaps it is not unreasonable to suggest in the light of the discovery of the javelin mould that the name may have some connection with the Irish word saighead (spearhead).
When the cairn was excavated, there were found two halves of a sandstone mould for a loop-socketed spear head, in the base of the cairn at the east end of the main chamber.

In 'The Moylisha Megalith, Co. Wicklow' by Gearóid Ó h-Iceadha, p119-128 in The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Vol. 76, No. 3 (Oct., 1946).

There are many sites in Wales with 'Filiast' in their name: also meaning 'Greyhound Bitch'. I think Leaba an Sidh would mean the bed of the fairies?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th October 2018ce

Boleycarrigeen (Stone Circle) — Folklore

In a townland, named Boleycarrigan, in this locality, there is a place called "The Griddle Stones". The stones are standing around in a ring, on which Finn Mc Cool was supposed to have made his griddle cakes. In the centre of this ring there is a cave leading through the hillside on to Killranelagh, which highway men used to retreat with their gold, when they would be after robbing some man on the road or mountain passes. Old people say the gold is hidden there still.

Annie Byrne, Keadeen. My father, Joseph Byrne, aged about 49 years, told me this story
From the School's Collection of folklore, being digitised at Duchas.ie.

Mr Michael Toole of Kelsha, Kiltegan tells me that not far from the 'griddle-stones' in the land owned Mr James Reilly of Ballycarrigeen, is a cave just a few yards out from these larger stones referred to earlier on in this book as "Finn MacCumhail's griddle-stones."
Mr Toole knows where the cave is but says that it is now closed up. There was a passage leading down to it, stone steps, and underneath was a spacious room.
This was written by the teacher at Talbotstown school, R. Mac Icidhe. The other mention reads as follows:
On the western side of Keadeen Mountain is a place where Finn Mac Cumail and his wife are supposed to have died. The remarkable thing about it is that even when the rest of the mountain looks green in the distance, the two brown patches stand out in contrast to the rest, and appear like two huge giants reclining on the mountainside.
In this townland also is a group of large stones so arranged as to form a circle.
These go by the name of Finn Mac Cumail's Griddlestones.
The scanned images are here and here.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th July 2018ce

Castleruddery (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Castleruddery</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Castleruddery</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
1st July 2018ce

Parknasilogue (Burial Chamber) — Fieldnotes

Quick fieldnotes for Parknasilogue: This site is in danger of being lost forever. The land that it is on is being sold for housing development under the auspices of NAMA. The old thorn tree that used to stand guard over the chamber is gone and the site is inundated with brambles. See Fourwind's shots here: http://megalithomania.com/show/site/16/parknasilog_kist.htm better than my own old ones on TMA. I couldn't see into the impenetrable brambles to check if the tomb is still extant. In my opinion, this is to be added to a list of a few other endangered sites in the South Dublin/North Wicklow area, all under threat because of the mad dash for housing. Another example is at http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1664/laughanstown.html where a new town is already under construction. Remember http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1258/brittas.html ryaner Posted by ryaner
1st July 2018ce

Parknasilogue (Burial Chamber) — Images

<b>Parknasilogue</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Parknasilogue</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
1st July 2018ce

Rath Gael (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

<b>Rath Gael</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th June 2018ce
Showing 1-10 of 905 posts. Most recent first | Next 10