The Seven churches or Camaderry Bullaun Stone (L)

Bullaun (D)

Glendalough Bullauns

The Deerstone

At this early Christian monastic site are a number of interesting bullaun stones, one of these is known as the Deerstone, pictured left. The site was founded by St Kevin who died in 617 AD. According to legend St Kevin had no cow so he persuaded a doe to leave milk in the bullaun for him. Situated in and around the valley there are over forty other bullaun stones, a number of which are located on the monastic site. Some of these stones are pictured below. .

Situated next to the gate-house in the car park at the entrance to the site. Bullaun (F)

Situated next to the track on the way to St Kevin's Kitchen.

This huge bullaun is located in the corner of the north wall inside the Cathedral.

Another huge bullaun (H) is located in the Glendasan river, it can be seen from the gate-house car park.

This bullaun sits in the altar at St Mary's Church.

Situated: From Dublin there are various roads to Glendalough but probably the most direct route is to head South on the N11 to Ashford, then take a right turn sign posted for Glendalough passing through Annamoe and Laragh. The Deerstone is just over a small bridge south of St Kevins church.


Discovery Map 56: T 123 968. Last visit July 2018.

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Photos: Jim Dempsey

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