Rock Art

Almost half of the rock art discovered in Leinster is located in County Carlow. There appears to be new discoveries each year. Chris Corlett, an archaeologist with the National Monuments Service, carried out a survey of south Leinster area recently. It is amazing where some of these boulders have turned up. This one at Ballinkillin is a superb example - it is located at the base of a wall to the left of the entrance to Ballinkillin Lodge. The one metre long granite boulder is covered with cup-marks, some of them have rings. Off camera flash is needed to really show the rock art at it's best.

The cup-marks are clearly visible

Situated: From Bagenalstown head south on the R705 for 7.5 kilometres. Turn left on to the L3004 for 1.1 k. Then another left for 100 metres. Then take a right. Ballinkillin Lodge is 600 metres down here on the left.

Discovery Map 68: S 7281 5614. Last visit May 2014.

Longitude: 6° 55' 26" W

Latitude: 52° 39' 6" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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