Rathgeran

Standing Stone East

There are three standing stones and also three examples of rock art in the Rathgeran area. I have called this one Rathgeran East for obvious reasons. The rectangular granite block stands 1.55 metres high by 0.82 metres wide. It is aligned WNW-ESE. I could not locate the landower and with the field full of sheep, I decided to take a few shots from the road. One of the other standing stones, Rathgeran west, is located 1.5 kilometres west of here, on the opposite side of the road.

Situated: From Kiltealy in Carlow, take the R702 NW, following the signs for Ballymurphy. After 4.5 kilometres turn left. The stone can be seen in a field on your left 1.6 kilometres down here, just after a bend in the road.

Discovery Map 68: S 8015 4741. Last visit Sept 2017.

Longitude: 6° 49' 3" W

Latitude: 52° 34' 20" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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