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Bullaun Stone

<b>Castletown</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Tullamore (13km E)
OS Ref (IE):   N216287 / Sheet: 48
Latitude:53° 18' 29.38" N
Longitude:   7° 40' 33.34" W

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Two small bullauns in a field that has an old burial ground beside it. There's a small structure here too that may the site of an old family burial plot. For the second time today we were met by a very friendly and knowledgeable landowner as we were about to take our leave.

He said that he had the whole history of the vicinity and I asked had he family in the burial plot. He said no, that he was a catholic and I said so the site is protestant. He said yes. I explained that I was interested in stuff before all that and that the bullauns were maybe from that era. He said aye, the druids and the pishogues (pisógs in Irish) and that he wouldn't touch the stones. A lovely man again – we'd still be there had we not made our excuses.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th September 2013ce
Edited 14th September 2013ce