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The Nine Stones

Standing Stones

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Also known as:
  • Coolasnaghta

Nearest Town:Bunclody (10km ENE)
OS Ref (IE):   S817546 / Sheet: 68
Latitude:52° 38' 11.6" N
Longitude:   6° 47' 35.01" W

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Class: Stone row


Scheduled for inclusion in the next revision of the RMP: Yes

Description: Marked 'The Ninestones' on the 1839 OS 6-inch map. On the E side of the pass between Slievebawn and the Black Banks and Mount Leinster. Nine low stones set in alignment orientated E-W (L 11.5m; distance between stones 1m-1.2m; H of stones 0.38m - 0.63m). According to OS Field Namebooks, erected to commemorate nine men murdered and buried nearby.
While the extant remains are hardly sufficient to permit classification as a stone row with certainty the remains bear close resemblance to many monuments of this class. In light of the tradition recorded by the OS the interpretation given must be regarded as tentative and a proper elucidation of the monument must await further investigation.

Compiled by: Claire Breen

Date of upload: 19 August 2011
ryaner Posted by ryaner
17th July 2019ce