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Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Ballyriggin</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79 © 2008
Nearest Town:Kilfinnane (2km SW)
OS Ref (IE):   R695240 / Sheet: 73
Latitude:52° 22' 0.64" N
Longitude:   8° 26' 52.14" W

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Ballyriggin Artificial Mound

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This is an interesting looking standing stone about 1m high. Its very gnarled and phallic looking. It is adjacent to a lovely stream down a track that is used by the Kilfinnance Outdoor Pursuits centre so the farmer doesnt seem to mind people being in on his land. bawn79 Posted by bawn79
23rd April 2008ce

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Ballyriggin (Artificial Mound) — Fieldnotes

I met the farmer who lives near here on the way back from this mound. He told me it was a motte, however judging by the size of it I'm not so sure. What he did tell me that was interesting is that there is a natural rock swimming pool near to this mound and this got me thinking of ceremonies and all that kind of stuff.
Another thing interesting by this bit of a mound is the echo effect that the river valley across from it produces.
The mound itself is covered in scrub and really could be anything!
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
23rd April 2008ce

Ballyriggin (Artificial Mound) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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23rd April 2008ce