Tag Archives: Standing Stone

Gallán Bhaile Phúinse

A short distance up the road from the Standing stone at Craddockstown we find what is possibly the tallest Standing stone in the country. It is definitely the tallest I have come across to date. I first spotted it driving … Continue reading

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Chradógaigh Standing Stone

Kildare is probably best known for its horse breeding and flat open plains, unfortunately we don’t have an abundance of ancient Neolithic monuments, there are no great Stone Circles or Burial Tombs so to speak. But what we do have … Continue reading

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Capturing History Challenge Week 17

Welcome to another week of the History Challenge. To kick of this weeks challenge we travel across the pond to the US and Augusta, Maine to check out the old Kennebec Arsenal from the 1800’s which later saw use as the … Continue reading

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Coill Ghabhainn Standing Stone

The Coill Ghabhainn or Kilgowan Standing Stone which takes its name from the locality in which it resides, is one of several such Long stones that can be found scattered about the Kildare landscape. I first came across this one … Continue reading

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Aghaboe Standing Stone

On our recent trip with two of my junior Ruinhunters, we were driving up towards Aghaboe Abbey. just before we arrived I noticed a stone in a field to the left hand side which I had not noticed on my … Continue reading

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Ogham Stone of Donard

Some of you might remember this from a post I did for the Monochrome Madness Challenge a couple of weeks ago. I was really excited about this stone as it was the first Ogham stone that I have encountered in … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 24

The Standing Stone at Craddockstown, Kildare was my very first Neolithic monument to capture way back in 2012.  I distinctly remember making my way across the field to get to it and the sense of excitement i felt. I always … Continue reading

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Ogham Stone – Monochrome Madness Challenge

For the last week and a bit, I have been busy working through posts from my recent trip through Glendalough. On the same trip I came across this stunning Ogham stone in the middle of a small rural village in … Continue reading

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Mullaghmast Standing Stone

The last port of call for myself & Dylan on the way home was the Standing Stone of Mullaghmast, one of Kildare’s ‘Magnificent Seven’. I have previously covered similar stones at Kilgowan, Punchestown Great, Craddockstown West  & Maudlins Holed Stone. … Continue reading

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The Ruinhunter is Back

After a forced hiatus caused by poor weather and illness, the ruin hunter finally got back on the road today. Assisted by the youngest of my little ruin hunters Dylan, we got to visit two new sites in Kildare to … Continue reading

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