Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

Guide To Waterford Monuments

Guide To Monuments found in Waterford

Guide to Waterford Monuments

    Cairns   The Waterford Archaeological Inventory of 1999 lists over 50 Cairns in county Waterford. The vast majority of these are spectacularly located at high altitude in the Comeragh mountains, most of them only seen by hillwalkers who traverse these lonely...

Guide to Waterford Monuments

    Stone Rows   Stone Rows/Pairs are thought to belong to the same Megalithic tradition as Stone Circles and most have been dated to the Bronze Age. Under this monument category, the Waterford Archaeological Inventory of 1999 listed 17 examples in the county which are...

Guide to Waterford Monuments

    Passage Tombs   A Passage Tomb consists of a narrow passage made of large stones and one or multiple burial chambers covered in earth or stone. Normally sited in an elevated location, these monuments are believed to date to the Neolithic period of 4500 – 2500...

Guide to Waterford Monuments

    Standing Stones   Standing Stones were a convenient form of early monument as no foundation was required, just some smaller packing stones needed to secure and maintain their upright position through the ages. What they may have represented is unclear. Some are...

Guide to Waterford Monuments

  Portal Tombs   More commonly known as Dolmens or Cromlechs, but referred to in archaeological terms as Portal Tombs, these prehistoric monuments are usually characterized by what seems an unnecessary large capstone. Because of their imposing presence they are perhaps one of...

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Waterford's  tallest standing stone is  located 5 km from Tramore. The impressive stone measures 3.7m in height. See it  Here

 

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