Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

Carrigeen

Carrigeen

This stone is among the best located standing stones in Waterford. It stands in a superb location at the top of the picturesque Nire valley from where there is magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous region.

Its height is also impressive, standing at 2.5 meters and tapering to a sharp point. It stands solidly upright and is oriented in a WNW-ESE direction.

 

An interesting observation here, was when looking westwards, that the jagged crest of the stone seemed to align somewhat with the distant profile of the mountain ridge to the west. (see photo below). This may be just coincidental or was it of significance and could this jagged profile of the stone have survived through thousands of years?

Apart from this speculation,  Carrigeen standing stone and its surroundings is a ‘must see’.

 

 Carrigeen's jagged top and its possible central alignment to the distant mountains

 

 

Directions:  From Clonmel take the R678 towards Rathgormuck. After Clonmel Golf club take the second right turn and drive for about 8 km to a T junction. Here turn left and drive till you come to the Nire Bridge, which is a black & white iron structure. Just after the bridge turn left again and follow this road (a dead end) for about 5km till you reach a car park. Park here and walk up towards the stone which is about 0.5 km away.

Note – the stone may not be easily visible (particularly in flat lighting) as you cannot see it against the skyline.

 

Click for Aardvark Map

Other sites in this area - Carrigeen Fulacht Fiadh

 

 

Search site

 

Featured

 
Ballyquin Portal Tomb
 


A delightfully situated monument

Read about Here


 

Tallest Stone

 
 

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

 

 Monument Guide

Types of Monument on this website

_______________________________________

 

 Main website image  

The White Lady, Ballymacaw

________________________________________

 

Most Visited  Page in Last 30 Days

 

Gaulstown

 

______________________________________

 

 

 Website last updated 

10 August 2017

 _________________________________________

 

 'Stumbled On'

Check out some recent finds

Here

__________________________________________

 

Map of Waterford

showing major monuments

 Here

 __________________________________________

 

Here

__________________________________________