Rock art

Knockroe

Rock Art

What an amazing site! In 2007 Landower Andrew Lloyd discovered three of these stone slabs built in the bottom of a field wall. During the dismantling of the wall in 2010 a fourth slab was found. Originally this was a single recumbent boulder with the rock art, carved between 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, on the upper face. At some stage the boulder was deliberately split into four parts and used in the construction of the field wall. The rock art consists of cup and rings with lines extending from the cups. I was a little in late arriving here, as the sun was hitting the face almost straight on. My images do not do the decoration justice. I will definitely return at a more ideal time.

Situated: From Kiltealy in Carlow, take the R702 NW, after 3.15 kilometres take a right. After 400 metres stop at the signpost for bombing site. Walk up the lane passed the first farmyard. Take the last gate on your right before the next farmyard. The rock art is located in the centre of the wall at the far end of the field.

Discovery Map 68: S 8258 4805. Last visit Sept 2017.

Longitude: 6° 46' 54" W

Latitude: 52° 34' 39" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

Entrance to the next field

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