Decorated Standing Stone
Situated in Kings Mountain is what first appears to be a standing stone, standing at over 2 metres tall this monolith is really quite impressive as you approach from the gate, see below, but what is on the other side of the stone is the main reason to visit. This decorated lintel is actually all that remains of a destroyed tomb. This side, pictured right is decorated with wonderfully inscribed large spirals. I counted at least six complete spirals. Click on the image right to see a close up of these largest spirals
Situated: From Loughcrew take the Road South towards Dublin as you come into Ballinlough take a left turn, sign-posted, for Kings Mountain, drive up to what appears to be a crossroads , Loughcrew is sign-posted left, but keep right on the main road, then take the next left, go up this road till you see a bungalow on your left, there should be a lane to the right of the bungalow, walk up the lane to a left bend, the megalith can be seen in the field in front of you immediately after the bend.
Discovery Map 42. N633 795. Last visit September 2005.
Photos: Jim Dempsey.