Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

The Landscape

 

A series of short articles highlighting regions in which Waterford's megaliths are found.

 

 

Natural Beauty at Annestown

 

 

 

At a quiet unspoilt beach, the gentle meandering Annestown stream enters the Celtic sea.

This picturesque area where the land meets the ocean is a scenic delight. A place where the sky is ever changing and where the landscape and seascape elegantly blend and compliment each other whatever the prevailing weather or season.

The beach at Annestown is popular in summer for a family day out and also throughout the year it is a chosen place amongst sea anglers..

In this charming region one can find an interesting variety of megalithic remains. On the approach to the beach is a slanted standing stone at Woodstown while just to the left of Annestown beach is the remains of Woodstown Promontory fort, a defensive cliff top bastion jutting out into the sea.

Turning inland, the rising feature of Dunhill Castle to the north is a dominant landmark while close by and near to picturesque Dunhill village with its attractive thatched cottages, are found the portal tombs of Dunhill and Ballynageeragh. A short distance further north at Croagh is an intriguing stone pair while also nearby are the mysterious kerb circles at Shanaclone.

If you journey 2.5km to the west along the coast from Annestown, you will come to another of Waterford’s Promontory Forts at Dunabrattin, just along the cliffs from picturesque Boatstrand harbour.

This the county’s largest Promontory Fort covering an area of 6 hectares. The huge defensive area  protected a Celtic clan called the Brattins who lived at this cliff top location around 2,000 years ago.

 

 

 

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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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