Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

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Treenearla Commons - Standing Stone

Treenearla Commons - Standing Stone

Treenearla standing stone (commonly referred to as the Mauma Stone), is easily seen as it stands as a lonely figure in a bleak and barren rock filled landscape. Its situation is just off an ancient track across the mountain top. Measuring 2 meters tall and orientated NNE-SSW, it was most likely used as a guidance marker for those...

Whitestown East

Whitestown East

Located 4km from the village of Clonea Power, this Portal Tomb has been in a collapsed state for many years and is now quite overgrown. Built into a field bank, it lies on the NW side of a SW-NE valley and is accessed down a steep slope at the rear of a farmyard. The subcircular Roofstone, which ranges in thickness from 0.4 – 1.0 metres,...

Whitfield North - 'The Harp Stone'

Whitfield North - 'The Harp Stone'

This is one standing stone that really takes you by surprise. When you first enter the field from a narrow lane, its profile spectacularly looms on the horizon. You are immediately struck by the enormity of its presence in the landscape where exudes a true feeling of prehistoric. It stands in the highest part of the hill and measures...

Woodstown - Promontory Fort

Woodstown - Promontory Fort

Near the village of Annestown, the site of the Promontory Fort at Woodstown juts out southwards into the Celtic sea. The Fort was originally cut off from the landward side by a bank measuring 7 metres wide and 2.2 meters high and a Fosse (Moat) of 1.6 meters in width.The entrance was towards the East end. The internal area of the Fort was...

Woodstown - Standing Stone

Woodstown - Standing Stone

Situated just off the road on the approach to Annestown beach is this old Red Sandstone monolith. Today, it leans at almost 45°, but most likely was vertical when first erected, as the Waterford Archaeological Inventory of 1999 records it as “slightly leaning.” So, it would appear that the years have been taking its toll on the...

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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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