'Cloch An Phoill' : Standing Stone

Grid RefS 846 695
GPSS 84637 69495 (3m)
Longitude6° 44' 45.06" W
Latitude52° 46' 11.71" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTullow (3.6 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Cloch An Phoill Standing Stone ::

The stone sits leaning on a hedgerow in a field.

Photo Taken: Sunday, 4th November 2001

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Sunday, 6th January 2008

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Sunday, 4th November 2001

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"In the parish of Aghade, Co. Carlow, is a stone called Cloghafoyle, the 'Stone of the hole.'

It projects in a semi-recumbent position 7 feet 6 inches above ground, is 5 feet 8 inches in width, 1 foot 6 inches in its thickest part, and is pierced - nearly equally distant from the sides and top - with a round hole 11 1/2 inches in diameter. Formerly children were passed through this aperture, either as a cure for, or a preventative against, the malady called rickets."

Wakeman's Handbook of Irish Antiquities - 1903

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