Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

List of Monuments

Matthewstown

Matthewstown

Matthewstown passage tomb is situated on an exposed elevated ridge with commanding views of the surrounding countryside with the Commeragh mountains in the distance.The monument is known locally as "Leaba Thomais Mhic Chaba" (Thomas Mc Cabe's bed) The passage, which opens to the east, measures 3.5 metres long and 1.6 meters wide. It is...

Moanfoun

Moanfoun

This bright coloured conglomerate standing stone has a commanding presence at its location right beside the roadway at a junction. It’s one of Waterford’s taller stones standing 2.6 meters tall with its width of 1.75 metres which gives it extra bulk and probably makes it appear bigger than it actually is. It is situated only about 3 km from...

Mothel - Carved Stone

Mothel - Carved Stone

The carvings on this stone are a number of small hollows or 'cupmarks', most of which are surrounded by a single circle. One cupmark has two circles, one within the other. The stone is triangular in shape with a curved surface measuring 0.5 X 0.41 X 0.17 metres. The carvings are approximately 4,000 years old. Broadly similar carvings are...

Mount Melleray - Ogham Stones

Mount Melleray - Ogham Stones

Mount Melleray Cistercian Abbey near Cappoquin is the proud guardian of five Ogham Stones. The stones are part of the ‘Buaille na gCuimhnte’ exhibition, which translated means the Courtyard of Memories. The exhibition outlines in words and pictures the history of the Abbey which was founded in the early 1800's. The Ogham stones on display were...

Munmahoge

Munmahoge

This Wedge tomb, which is difficult enough to find, is part of a bank and field boundary. The boundary seems to cut through the tomb which is quite overgrown and makes it difficult to see from a distance. It’s situated on the top of a North facing slope and from it you can see the nearby Knockeen Dolmen across a small stream. The tomb...

Oldgrange

Oldgrange

In the corner of a triangular shaped field and just beside a small stream, is found this large conglomerate flat topped stone. Measuring 2.9 X 2.3 meters, it rests on the ground at its NE end and is supported by a small boulder (0.5 metres) at the SW side. The monument, which is 2km from the village of Mothel, is classified as a megalithic...

Pembrokestown Motte

Pembrokestown Motte

Pembrokestown Motte or Tumulus is only a short walking distance from one of Waterford’s best known megalithic sites, Gaulstown. However, despite its close proximity to the Portal Tomb it remains relatively unknown and would be seldom visited by those coming to see the Gaulstown monument. The earthen construction, which is beautifully located...

Pickardstown

Pickardstown

Pickardstown standing stone is located in what could be truly called an ancient landscape. The stone, with a rounded tip, stands 1.5 metres tall on a spur of a hill with valleys on each side to the East and West and just a glimpse of the Celtic sea horizon to the south. Set in what looks like a strategic location, the monument, though...

Powersknock

Powersknock

Powersknock standing stone differs from the more usual type found in Co. Waterford because of its unique broad appearance. It is more reminiscent of a tombstone or an orthostat used in the construction of portal tombs. Easily seen from the road it stands 2 metres tall and is 1.6 metres wide. Perhaps it is the remains of a portal tomb or...

Raheens

Raheens

Originally there was a pair of standing stones at this site, but now just one remains with no trace of the other to be seen. The remaining stone stands just over 2 metres tall and can easily seen out in the middle of a field. It’s a very slender narrow monument with a sharp spear-like tip. Its orientation is...

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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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