The Stone of the Tree

Standing Stone

This standing stone is situated about 100 metres south of the Lios stone circle at Lough Gur. It is believed to be part of a giant spirit tree that exists beneath Lough Gur. I am not sure where this myth originated, but the celtic tree of life represented strength, wisdom and long life. It was also a connection between the earth and the spirit world. From a distance the stone could easily be mistaken for a tree stump. You can see part of the Lios stone circle in the background of the top image.

Situated: From Bruff take the R512 north about 1 kilometre after the first crossroads you will see a small car park on your right. At the stone circle walk south to the gate in the hedge. The stone is through here on the left.

Discovery Map 65: R 6327 4036. Last visit July 2015.

Longitude: 8° 32' 28" W

Latitude: 52° 30' 49" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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