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<b>Greenanstown</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Garristown (7km SSW)
OS Ref (IE):   O112643 / Sheet: 43
Latitude:53° 37' 0.1" N
Longitude:   6° 19' 9.89" W

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<b>Greenanstown</b>Posted by ryaner <b>Greenanstown</b>Posted by ryaner


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On the way from Bellewstown to Herbertstown I nearly collided with these. They are not marked on the OS map sheet 43. Three large, squat megaliths sit there in the middle of a triangle that splits a y-shaped junction. They are said to be the remains of a stone circle on but no other details are given. A nice curiosity, though I remembered seeing them on some years back. ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th April 2013ce


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Know locally as the Jack Stones, they are said to have been thrown to here from Tara by the legendary hero Finn MacCool.
(Throwing stones seems to have been a rather common habit of old Finn.)
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th April 2013ce
Edited 7th April 2013ce