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County Wicklow  

Aghowle Lower

Bullaun Stone

<b>Aghowle Lower</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Tullow (9km WNW)
OS Ref (IE):   S934694 / Sheet: 62
Latitude:52° 46' 3.49" N
Longitude:   6° 36' 57.84" W

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Another unmarked Wicklow bullaun that shows up in the Arch. Inventory of Co. Wicklow, this is 100 metres south-east from Aghowle Lower church and is 4 basin stone. An earthfast boulder, the northernmost basin has eroded away at the edge of the stone and can no longer hold water. The easternmost basin is the largest of the 4. ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th January 2007ce
Edited 17th May 2007ce

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Half a mile east of Kilquiggan, on the boundary of Aughowle and Mullinacuff, co. Wicklow, there is an old church alongside which is a bullan (stone basin), a baptismal or holy-water font. An English farmer named Tomkins took the bullan for a trough to feed his pigs, but had to bring it back again, as all his pigs died.
Notes on Irish Folk-Lore Notes on Irish Folk-Lore G. H. Kinahan The Folk-Lore Record, Vol. 4, (1881), pp. 96-125.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th February 2009ce