Cullaun, Standing Stones, Co. Tipperary.

Location - The reason for the vague reference is that these stones are spread out over a vast area. They are tucked well in from any R or N roads so get your map out.  They are SW of Borris-in-Ossory and SE of Roscrea. Because of their large area I cannot give accurate longitude and latitude readings.  I intend to go back to site at some point and try to map out as many of the stone with GPS as I can so that you will be able to programme in the co-ordinates into your GPS and walk around with ease.
OS: S 19 83 and 19 84 (map 60)
See map at the bottom of the page.

Description and History - See the Timoney Stones. Like the Timoney Stones this collection of standing stones has no visible pattern apart from the remains of a possible stone circle of which six stones survive of the original thirteen. A megalithic folly lies in the centre of this circle. A possible cashel lies among them. There are 28 stones spread over many fields. Like the Timoney Stones there are a fascinating collection and well worth a visit. They are more spread out than the Timoney Stones and are probably part of the same complex. Upon a second visit to this site many of the stones in the second and third fields appear to be part of a larger circle with many of the stones missing. Two larger stones survive which may represent a possible entrance. There is also a megalithic folly here made from an old mill stone. Its presence here may lead to some to believe these stones are modern. However, this is a pretty bad attempt at a folly and is not in keeping with the rest of the site.

Difficulty - These stones are in cattle fields and I didn’t get as good of a look as I would have liked because of bulls chasing us out of the field. Because the stones are spread out over many fields climbing fences and walls is necessary. Electric fences can be held down with wood or stone for climbing over. Wear walking boots.

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This stone has been incorporated into the modern fence.

The megalithic folly.


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1 comment:

Mad Mac said...

Reckon catle are your nemeses Dr Jones. Looks pretty cool, might take a gander that way soon.