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Ballinlug Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Ballycloghduff Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballymorin Bullaun Stone
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Balrath North Standing Stone / Menhir
Beggstown Standing Stone / Menhir
Calverstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cappaghjuan Standing Stone / Menhir
Cappanrush Standing Stone / Menhir
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Christianstown Round Barrow(s)
Clonaglin Round Barrow(s)
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Coolnahay Round Barrow(s)
Corbally Standing Stone / Menhir
Corgarve Round Barrow(s)
Drumraney Artificial Mound
Dunboden Park Round Barrow(s)
Garryduff Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Glenidan Round Barrow(s)
Glomerstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Greenan Round Barrow(s)
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Hill Of Uisneach
Kileen Standing Stone / Menhir
Knockdommy Round Barrow(s)
Lakill and Moortown Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
Lalistown Standing Stone / Menhir
Lickbla Wedge Tomb
Lilliput Standing Stone / Menhir
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Loughan Round Barrow(s)
Montrath Round Barrow(s)
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Moyvoughly Round Barrow(s)
Mullenmeehan Round Barrow(s)
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Pass of Kilbride Round Barrow(s)
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Portloman Standing Stone / Menhir
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Portloman Round Barrow(s)
Rathskeagh Upper Round Barrow(s)
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Sarsfieldstown/Rathwire Upper Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
School Boy Crannog
Snimnagorta Standing Stone / Menhir
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St. Brigid's Well Sacred Well
Taghboyne Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tuitestown Standing Stone / Menhir
Tullanisky Round Barrow(s)


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Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road

Illegal metal detectors have caused irreparable damage to a prehistoric road in the Midlands with Ireland's leading heritage charity calling on the Government to intervene to save the road... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
12th June 2017ce

Bronze Age road in Midlands turned into potting compost

‘Scandal’ that oak road on Mayne Bog, dating to 1200-820 BC, not surveyed or preserved

The Midland bogs have always been places of mystery – vistas of burnt umber that every so often unearth prehistoric time capsules: vats of bog butter, golden hoards, the mummified remains of sacrificial corpses... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th September 2015ce

Destruction of 3,000 year old bog road

http://irisharchaeology... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
27th August 2015ce
Edited 27th August 2015ce

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Christianstown (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Christianstown</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Christianstown</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Christianstown</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Christianstown</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Christianstown</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th April 2019ce

Glenidan (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Glenidan</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Glenidan</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
20th February 2018ce

Moyvoughly (Round Barrow(s)) — Folklore

Somewhere in the vicinity of this site is or was a holy well and a bullaun stone:
St Patrick, the great local saint, is commemorated at the present day by a holy well and "knee" situated in the field (locally known as the Street Park) lying west of the school-house. It was usual for an old resident (in the barracks) to make daily pilgrimages to the well. Some of the older residents believed that St. Patrick left the impress of his knee on a rock not far from the well. However, it is quite possible that the "knee" was a mixing place for cattle medicines. It was also usual for sufferers to drop some coins, pins or trifles into the knee. Superstition had it that the ailment would be relieved in this manner. If anyone should take any of these offerings out of the knee, he should be afflicted by warts.
From information recorded for the Schools Collection of Irish folklore in the 1930s, online at

The information for the site on the Historic Environment Viewer says that there are exposed blocks of limestone visible in places in the bank of the barrow here. The local landowner pointed out that major drainage operations had taken place here over the years, so large parts of the ground were previously marshy or fully flooded, immediately to NE and E of the barrow. The holy well and bullaun are said to be about 400m to its east.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st May 2017ce

Pass of Kilbride (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Pass of Kilbride</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Pass of Kilbride</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
20th February 2017ce
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