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Seefingan (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Castleruddery (Stone Circle) — Images

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Kilranelagh Graveyard (Standing Stones) — Images

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Glencullen (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Glencap Commons Upper (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Castletimon (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Castletimon (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

From the Castletimon Heritage Trail sign:

Legend says that the Ogham stone was once picked up by the Castletimon Giant and was thrown down the hill and the scratches on it were left by his fingernails.

Also... There was once a man who lived near the Ogham stone who took it from its place to use it as a hob stone. The fairies got so angry they made his cutlery dance and jiggle. After a week of this he got so annoyed he took it back to its original place.

Castletimon (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Punchestown Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

At the north-west corner of the field there is a service entrance to Punchestown racecourse. The gate is sometimes open but if it isn't there is a hurdlable wall. Over this and back into the corner, the fence into the pasture field that holds the stone is easily surmountable. The hedging and fencing that line the road are impossible. (If you're not into leaping the medium-difficult wall you can walk up to the actual racecourse entrance a couple of hundred yards up the road and come back to this point. The racecourse allows dog-walkers and strollers and is a popular amenity for the denizens of Naas up the road)

There is a footworn track from the field corner to the stone so people are still determined to visit despite the obstacles. The stone itself is magnificent, the views north blocked but those south-east towards the Wicklow mountains fine. An old info sign has been trashed and thrown into the battered enclosure, the cement that holds the stone up after it was re-ercted in 1934 visible but not too obtrusive.

Punchestown Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Punchestown (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Craddockstown West (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Facing the stone with the racecourse entrance at your back, look to the right and there is a gap in the hedge. Over the fence into the neighbouring field and then through the ungated entrance. The hurdle of the fence is low to medium difficult.

The stone sits atop a slight ridge, over 4 metres tall and leaning to the west. It still has its original packing stones, continuing to do their job down through the millenia. Views all around are pleasant if unspectacular but this is still an essential site if your're in the Dublin area.

Craddockstown West (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Carnawaddy (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Ravensdale Park (Passage Grave) — Images

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Clontygora - Wedge Tomb — Images

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Clontygora - Court Tomb — Images

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Cuchulains Stone (Rathiddy) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Castletown - Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

According to tradition (OS memoranda 5439 C) this is the 'Lia Lingadon', the stone of Lingadon, herd of the cows of Dictoire, Cu Chulainn's mother.

from The Archaeological Survey of Co. Louth

Castletown - Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Carn Beg (Stone Circle) — Images

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