Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kildare's Standing Stones

Forenaghts Great Standing Stone

Baltracey Standing Stone

Punchestown Standing Stone
Craddockstown West  Standing Stone

                                   Great Connell Standing Stone

                                 Kilgowen Standing Stone

Mullamast Standing Stone

Kildare's seven standing stones (aka the magnificent seven). Are a superb group of stones each one very different, but all well worth the effort of a visit. I have left Killickaweeny off this list as i feel it does not belong with this group. Sorry about the lack of a mapping as the blog will only let me map one, anyone with an quires can pm me and i will get back to you as soon as possible.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rattoo Round Tower

Located near Ballyduff is Rattoo round tower.The tower reaches a height of 28mts, with a base circumference of 15mts. It is claimed to have been founded by the Bishop Lughach, one of the first Christian Evangelists in Kerry.  Built around 1100, it is exceptionally well-preserved, although the roof has been restored. Its doorway has a round arch, and is surrounded by a plain, flat carved moulding capped with an unusual curvilinear design. A sheela-na-gig is carved on the north window, facing into the inside of the tower.