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Cup Marked Stone

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Nearest Town:Oldcastle (9km WNW)
OS Ref (IE):   N616744 / Sheet: 42
Latitude:53° 42' 56.21" N
Longitude:   7° 4' 0.74" W

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Item no. 295 of the Arch. Inventory of Co. Meath, this is said to be a "standing stone with about thirty cup-marks." The stone is very like a kerbstone, about a metre high and 2 metres long and it is possible that it comes from a local passage grave. I counted 54 cup-marks, though not very scientifically.
The site is a very well looked after graveyard in the drumlins south and below Sliabh na CailĂ­. I couldn't help but speculate that the mound that the graveyard is sited on is a passage grave that has been christianised and that this is where the stone comes from. There are some very rough-hewn gravestones that look suspiciously like the structural stones of a megalithic tomb.
Across the road is a holy well with some lovely sweet water.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
22nd October 2006ce