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Aghade Bullaun Stone
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Aghnaglear Cairn(s)
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Ardattin Bullaun Stone
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Ardristan Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballinasilloge Portal Tomb
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Ballinkillin Hillfort
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Ballyellin and Tomdarragh Cairn(s)
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Ballygraney Portal Tomb Portal Tomb
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Ballynavortha Artificial Mound
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Ballynoe Portal Tomb
Bennekerry Bullaun Stone
Blacklion Passage Grave
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Brandon Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Browne's Hill Portal Tomb
Busherstown Bullaun Stone
Carriglead Artificial Mound
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Cloch An Phoill (Aghade) Holed Stone
Clonegall Bullaun Stone
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Clonmore Bullaun Stone
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Coolasnaghta Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Coolroe Cairn(s)
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Craans Standing Stone / Menhir
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Crannagh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Crannagh Standing Stone / Menhir
Curraghacruit Artificial Mound
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Dranagh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Dranagh Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dranagh Cairn(s) Cairn(s)
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Dranagh (now in St. Mullins) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Dranagh Standing Stone 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
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Fenniscourt Round Barrow(s)
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Glenoge Standing Stone / Menhir
Gowlin Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Haroldstown Portal Tomb
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Hughstown Hillfort
Huntsman's Cross Road Bullaun Stone
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Kilcruit Cairn(s)
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Kildreenagh Bullaun Stone
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Kilgraney Chambered Tomb
Killenora Round Barrow(s)
Killoughternane Hillfort
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Killoughternane/Knockscur Hillfort
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Kilmagarvoge Standing Stone / Menhir
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Kilmissan Standing Stone / Menhir
Kilmurray Round Barrow(s)
Knockbarragh Artificial Mound
Knockbower Artificial Mound
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Knockbrack Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Knockmore Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Knockroe Portal Tomb
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Knockroe Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Knockscur Standing Stone / Menhir
Kyle Artificial Mound
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Leighlinbridge Standing Stone / Menhir
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Mount Leinster Cairn(s)
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Myshall Bullaun Stone
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Newtown Bullaun Stone
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The Nine Stones Standing Stones
Patrickswell Standing Stone / Menhir
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Rathgeran Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Rathgeran Standing Stone / Menhir
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Rathgeran Upper Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Rathglass Standing Stone / Menhir
Rathmore Artificial Mound
Rathoman Round Barrow(s)
Rathwade Artificial Mound
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Slievebawn Cairn(s)
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Spahill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Sragh Cairn(s)
Straboe Artificial Mound
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Tinncarrig Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Toberbride Cairn(s)
Tobinstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tombeagh Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tomdarrach Standing Stone / Menhir
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Williamstown Standing Stone / Menhir
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Dunleckny Artificial Mound
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St Mullin's Well Sacred Well

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Williamstown (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

A rival for the more widely known Ardristan, it's in a relatively isolated spot on the road to nowhere special. You could take it in after a visit to Haroldstwon, 2.5 kilometres to the south-west. It's not visible from the small road but I accessed it from the west, having fortuitously met the owner who was relaxed about me jumping the gate and having a look.

The base of the stone is quite stout, tapering up to over 2 metres tall and with six grooves. All of the views around the stone are blocked by trees and shrubs so it's hard to tell if there's any alignment. Williamstown fits neatly into the group of North Carlow grooved stones.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd January 2022ce

Mount Leinster (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

It was an overcast day and I had just scouted around the western reaches of Tomduff Hill in a second vain attempt to find some elusive sites in Killoughternane. I’d earlier also failed to find a stone at Kilbrannish North (I think it’s been removed). Passing over the spectacular road south of Croaghaun towards the pass between Mount Leinster and Slievebawn, I reached the car park at The Nine Stones (S817546) and kept going, assured that the cloud threatening to drop and obscure the summit would hold off.

Disappointed at Killoughternane, I headed back around north-east towards the pass only to see the cloud kissing the aerial and dancing about the summit of Mt. Leinster. The Nine Stone car-park is at around the 400 metre contour, the cairn at 795 about 2 kilometres up the service road, so a one-in-five height gain. Not much but it’s getting late and I’d prefer not to be driving home in the dark and the views will be obscured by the time I get to the top. Hmmmmm… I was tempted to drive, but I don’t think that’s allowed.

So off I set, unfit Andy on another venture that you’d probably pass up if you were thinking properly. Some of it is one-in-ten and some of it is one-in-three and the higher you get the steeper the pain, but don’t give up the game until… And that cloud kept dropping and the wind was whipping up, but those views on the way up: north-east over Bunclody towards the southern Wicklow outliers and almost to the sea off Arklow; it’s not too long before you’re looking down on Slievebawn (520m) with its cairn to the north-west; south-west down towards the mountains of Waterford and Tipperary and Slievenamon; and up and up.

Into the cloud with the wind whipping around the massive mast. The cairn is better than I expected, hollowed out in the centre but with some probable/possible orthostatic stones lying thrown about the place. The note in the inventory reckons that the trig builders were probably responsible for the damage. A lot of the cairn stones are larger than in a lot of other similar sites. They could be the remains of a kerb thrown up onto the pile and the footprint of the cairn extends well beyond this pile and is grass-covered further out. There are a few stones that look like the possible roofstones of a chamber or maybe a passage on the southern arc of the cairn.

I can only imagine what the all round views are like from up here, it being the highest spot for miles. Blackstairs mountain (735m) is six-and-a-half kilometres south of here across the Sculloge Gap but there was no sighting it for me on this day. The return jog back down to the car was pleasant, the sun was sinking and the day was done. Google maps said 80 minutes back to my place.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
31st December 2021ce

Williamstown (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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9th August 2021ce

Mount Leinster (Cairn(s)) — Images

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8th August 2021ce
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