Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

'Stumbled On' - previously unrecorded items

Mysterious Rock Markings

Mysterious Rock Markings

"It was on the approach to ‘Coum Eag’ which is a dry Coum (hollow) in the Comeragh mountains that I came across this very interesting heather covered stone. The earthfast rock has five of these curious rough circular markings on its upper surface with a further two continuing the line onto its...

Possible Burial Place?

Possible Burial Place?

“I came across this large flat topped stone which is located beside a Ring Fort on the slopes of Croughan Hill at Knockaturnory. Oval in shape, it measures 1.25 X 1.0 metre and has a large piece of quartz placed on top in the centre. Though much smaller, the stone is quite reminiscent of the...

A Fire Starter stone ?

A Fire Starter stone ?

“I found this interesting stone while crossing Comeragh mountain above Kilrossanty. It measures roughly 52mm X 35mm. The circular hole/depression which is located near to one end, has a diameter of 12 mm and is 5 mm deep”. “It fits comfortably in the left hand and suggests that it could have...

Pointed Stone

Pointed Stone

"This unusual pointed stone I came across not far from Ardmore cathedral and Round Tower. I seems to be part of the bank and is probably about 1 metre in height above the top of the field boundary". "The stone is white limestone which gives it a brilliant white appearance, specially when the...

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Ballyquin Portal Tomb
 


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Tallest Stone

 
 

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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