The Nine Stones

AKA Coolasnaghta Stone Row

The drive up to this stone row is awesome and the views from here are quite stunning. The row itself is very disappointing in comparison, with the tallest stone being about 0.6 metres in height. The stones are roughly aligned NE-SW. The row appears to have no astronomical significance and may be quite modern. There are various stories attached to the history of these stones. They are thought to be the burial place of nine chieftains, or nine shepherds or even nine rebels killed in 1798. Whatever the reason may be for their existence the stones are well worth visiting for the spectacular views.

Situated: From Myshall head southwest on the R724. After 1 kilometre turn left. Then turn right. Then after almost 2 kilometres turn left. Then take the 1st right. The 9 stones are 3.5 kilometres up this road.

Discovery Map 68: S 813 566. Last visit March 2011.

Longitude: 6° 47' 54.6" W

Latitude: 52° 39' 17.45" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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