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Leighlinbridge Standing Stone
 

County

Carlow

Coordinates

N 52° 44' 12.0"   W 006° 58' 07.0"

Nearest town

Leighlinbridge

Grid Ref.

S 69707 65540

Map No.

61

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

61

Date of visit

Saturday 23 June 2007

GPS Accuracy (m)

8
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The standing stone is on the hill, under the water tower right outside Leighlinbridge.


This standing stone is atop a hill where a water tower is, and the fence all around means that the area could be off limits for everybody except for the sheep. We stopped at the houses downhill and a man came out and explained us how to get on the hill to the stone.
The rise on the hill is only 8 metres but the walk is 60 metres long. There's a double run of barbed wire and all the place over there is a mess, but the view over the valley below is stunning.
The stone is 2.35 metres tall, 75 centimetres wide at its base and 40 centimetres thick and tapers to a point. The upper half seems whitewashed, and this is more evident on the northeast face of the stone. The opposite face has been covered by the lichens.


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