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Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Friarstown</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79 © 2007
Nearest Town:Patrickswell (6km W)
OS Ref (IE):   R585490 / Sheet: 65
Latitude:52° 35' 26.85" N
Longitude:   8° 36' 44.73" W

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This standing stone is about 1.5m high by about 1.5m wide. It may be white-washed though I wasnt sure. It it can actually be seen from the road although it is about 1km in from where I parked. There is a spot on the road where it is only about 300m in but parking is very dangerous here.
The standing stone itself is on a hill with about five ring-forts marked on the map. Two I could clearly see on the day. I read in a book by a guy called Tom O'Connor that this was the capital of Munster at one stage and called Teamhair Luachra.
I dont know how trustworthy the reference is though.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
13th August 2007ce