Whitfield North

Standing Stone

WOW! This is one really impressive standing stone. I had tried to visit this site on numerous occasions in the past, only to find access to the stone was blocked. Luckily on this visit the overgrown laneway leading up to the field, had been cleared. This quite majestic stone, which stands on the top of a low hill, totally dominates the landscape. Standing at well over 3 metres in height, it is known locally as 'The Harp Stone'. A large bulge at the top of the south side, see image below, gives it the appearance of a harp.

The irregular shaped monoliths profile appears different from all angles. The quite flat west side is aligned NNE-SSW. Not far from here is, the equally impressive, Ballymoat standing stone.

From the south

Situated: Heading west on the N25 from Waterford City. Take the next exit onto the R710. At the third roundabout take a right turn onto the R680. Take the next left after the Tramore (R682) exit. The hidden track is 700 metres down here on your right, just beyond the bungalows.

Discovery Map 75: S 5392 0840. Last visit July 2018.

Longitude: 7° 12' 39" W

Latitude: 52° 13' 30" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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