This standing stone is about 2.5 metres tall. It has a somewhat unusual appearance in that the top is quite jagged. This type of stone is often called a "dallán" or 'liagán' and had a similar purpose to that of today's modem gravestone. So, there is a possibility that it was erected as a gravemarker/ remembrance monument.Whether it had its present shape when erected or that its present profile is the result of damage through the years is open to speculation.
It stands just a few metres from a walled bank on a broad plateau close to a large farmyard.
Directions: Take the N25 from Waterford City till you reach the junction for the R682 turnoff (signposted) for Tramore. Travel about 3.5km on this road to the 4th crossroads. Just a short distance beyond this intersection take a road to the right downwards.
Travel about 1.5km on this narrow road till you come to the first big farmyard on the left. Just beyond the farmyard there is a gate on the left. From here you can see the stone in the field about 50 metres away.
A delightfully situated monument
Read about Here
Waterford's tallest standing stone is located 5 km from Tramore. The impressive stone measures 3.7m in height. See it Here
Types of Monument on this website
Main website image
Most Visited Page in Last 30 Days
Website last updated
2 Sept 2017
Check out some recent finds
Map of Waterford
showing major monuments