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County Limerick

County

Sites/groups in County Limerick:

8 posts
Adare Manor Standing Stones
5 posts
Ardpatrick Christianised Site
4 posts
Ballinculloo Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Ballingarry Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Ballingarry Rath
1 post
5 sites
Ballingoola Standing Stones
1 post
Ballinlyna Lower Standing Stones (Destroyed)
2 posts
Ballinscaula Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Ballinscaula Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Ballinvana Artificial Mound
4 posts
2 sites
Ballybricken East Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Ballybricken West Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Ballyfroota Wedge Tomb
1 post
2 sites
Ballygeagoge Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
4 posts
Ballylin Hillfort
4 posts
Ballynamona Stone Circle
3 posts
1 site
Ballyriggin Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Ballyvocogue Rath
1 post
1 site
Baunteen Cairn(s)
1 post
Bawnacouma Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
6 posts
Black Sow’s Bed Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Brufea Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Bruff Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Bulgadenhall Henge
2 posts
Caherclogh Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Carraigapuckaun Cairn(s)
7 posts
1 site
Carraig Aille Rath
2 posts
Carrignacaubeen Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Castlefarm Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
2 sites
Castlegale Hillfort
4 posts
Castletown Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Cloghast Cairn(s)
1 post
Cloghaunainey Carving (Destroyed)
2 posts
Clogher Hill Rath
4 posts
1 site
Clorhane Wedge Tomb
1 post
5 sites
Cnoc Aine Sacred Hill
3 posts
2 sites
Cnoc Greine Sacred Hill
2 posts
Coolalough Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Coolalough Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Coolalough Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Cromwell Hill Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Curraghchase Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Cush Artificial Mound
1 post
Cush Standing Stones (Destroyed)
3 posts
Darragh Graveyard Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Derrylahan Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
32 posts
1 site
Duntryleague Passage Grave
6 posts
Elton Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
6 posts
Friarstown Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Garranbane Wedge Tomb
2 posts
Gorteennacreeagh Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Gotoon Standing Stone / Menhir
87 posts
13 sites
Grange / Lios, Lough Gur Stone Circle
Grillagh Bullaun Stone (Destroyed)
4 posts
3 sites
Highpark Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Hospital Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
1 site
Inch Holed Stone
7 posts
Inch St. Lawrence Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Kilfinnane Artificial Mound
2 posts
Kilfinnane Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Kilmoylan Upper Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Knockeen Enclosure
11 posts
2 sites
Knockfeerina Sacred Hill
1 post
Knockroe Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
2 sites
Knockroe Hillfort
3 posts
Knockroe Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Knocksouna Hillfort
3 posts
Knocktwo Hillfort
4 posts
Lackanagoneeny Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Ladys Well Souterrain
3 posts
Liseen Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Lissard Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Lissard Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Lodge Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
Loughgur Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Lough Gur D Stone Circle
8 posts
1 site
Lough Gur O Stone Circle
5 posts
1 site
Luddenmore Cairn(s)
4 posts
Moohane Standing Stones
5 posts
Mortlestown Hill Rath
2 posts
Mountrussel Wedge Tomb (Destroyed)
8 posts
The Pillar Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Rathanny Round Barrow(s)
Rathmore North Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
3 posts
Rathmore South Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Rockbarton Wedge Tomb
3 posts
1 site
Rootiagh Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Sarsfields Rock Rocky Outcrop
5 posts
Seefin Hill Cairn(s)
3 posts
Skahard Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Stonepark Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Temple Hill Cairn(s)
2 posts
Tory Hill Hillfort
Tuogh Bullaun Stone (Destroyed)
2 posts
Tynacocka Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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NMI recovers Bronze Age axe illegally detected in Adare


A miniature Bronze Age axe head was handed over to the National Museum of Ireland after pictures emerged of it on social media.

The axe was discovered through illegal metal detecting in Adare, Co Limerick... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th April 2019ce

A 9,000-year-old axe sheds light on burial practices


Analysis of an axe that is more than 9,000 years old, found at Ireland’s earliest burial site, in Co Limerick, has shed light on the ancient burial practices of our hunter-gatherer ancestors... continues...
moss Posted by moss
4th November 2016ce

Folklore

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The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley

The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley is a short compilation derived from a larger collection of folklore recorded in three primary schools in Limerick City as part of the Cuisle Poetry Festival and Young EV+A in 2004 and 2005.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X764d7yCQFs&feature=youtu.be
ryaner Posted by ryaner
20th January 2018ce

Links

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limerick.ie The official guide to Limerick, Ireland


As posted by Bawn79 and filtered by Keyword:megalithic
bogman Posted by bogman
16th May 2011ce

Latest posts for County Limerick

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Grange / Lios, Lough Gur (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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31st October 2022ce

Knockfeerina (Sacred Hill) — Folklore

The Boy Who Was Taken By The Fairies Of Knockfierna.

Elm Park is a townland situated in the County Limerick, about five miles to the west of the city. About fifty years ago there was an old man and his wife living in a farmyard in this place. One night, about eleven o'clock, the old man heard someone moving about in the yard. He opened the door and saw, standing about ten yards from the door, a little boy about twelve years of age. He called him in and asked him who he was. He could get no answer from the child, who appeared to be in a dazed condition. They kept him throughout the night, and in the morning the man sent for the priest. The latter came and prayed over the child.

When the prayers were finished, the child seemed to regain the use of his faculties and he told the priest his name, and said he was from Knockfierna. He further stated that at about 7 o'clock on the previous evening he was looking for the ass about two miles from his home. As he approached the "lios" a horseman came forth from it, snatched up the boy, placed him in front of him and galloped off. The boy remembered nothing until he found himself at the place mentioned above.

The priest communicated with the parents of the child, and on the following day he was taken home, much to the relief of his people, who had spent the previous night searching for him. The belief was that he was taken by one of the fairy huntsmen of Knockfierna.

W. J. Carey.
Munster News, 11th October 1930.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th August 2021ce

Grange / Lios, Lough Gur (Stone Circle) — Links

Lough Gur 6000


Explore 6,000 years of human development
ryaner Posted by ryaner
19th November 2019ce

Knocksouna (Hillfort) — Folklore

I couldn't find out how old the earthworks on this hill are. But I'm hoping because it's a weird lump with folklore I might be allowed it until someone shows it's too modern and it is deleted mercilessly. Its name is 'Cnoc Samhna' (the Hill of Samhain, now aka Halloween) and connected with Mongfind, a queen from Irish mythology.
Cnoc-samhna (Knocksouna) is a hill on the south of Kilmallock. There is an opening in the side of the hill and a person could enter it. Often, at night-time a hunt in full cry has been heard round about the hill.

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There's no doubt about it, the fairies are there. My own daughter saw them in a field near Knocksouna - a host of them, little people wearing red coats. Of course they never appear to people in sin, and they never harm the innocent.
1930s folklore digitised at Dúchas.ie and here.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th October 2018ce

The Pillar Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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5th June 2018ce
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