Southern Face

 

Photos: Jim Dempsey.

Raheen

This stone may appear small from a distance as it stands alone in a large field just at the foot of the Dublin mountains. It is not until you actually stand next to this stone that you become aware of its impressive size. Standing at just over two metres high and approximately 1.2 metres wide. The stone has a sunken path around it and looks a bit worn on the sides, which may suggest it is being used as a scratching post by cattle. There are five small cup marks on the southern face of the stone. Directly west lies Saggart Hill on which there are a number of megalithic remains including Cairns,ring barrows,and Chamber tombs. Another site near Saggart is the stone pair at Boherboy.

Situated: About 2 miles south of Saggart Village on the Blessington road, take the first left after the hospital,around 300yds up this road on your left is a lane with a large gate, the stone is in a field approx 400 yards up this lane.

Google Map

Discovery Map 50: 0 0375 2345. Last visit Oct 2001.

Longitude: 6° 26' 43" W

Latitude: 53° 15' 5" N

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