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Decorated Stones

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Turoe Stone

Loughcrew

 

A Decorated stone refers to a stone inscribed with various designs.

A lot of these stones have to do with much larger sites and some have been moved from their original position.

Most of these stones were destroyed when Ireland was invaded by the Roman Christians.

Many of  the decorated stones were used as foundation stones for the early Christain churches therefore removing them from local culture.

 Some of These Pictures are of a high quality and large size to give you the ability to look at them in close detail, but they may take some time to download on slow connections.

County - Site; 15 with 60+ decorated stones

Antrim

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Dunteige

Cavan

Killycluggin

Clare

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Kilfenora

Fermanagh

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Boe Island

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Boe Island

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Killkeeghan

Galway

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Turoe Stone

Kerry

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Ardamore

Roscommon

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Cloonglasny Beg

Tyrone

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Knockmany 10 stones

 

Meath

Newgrange

Newgrange

Newgrange

Newgrange

Loughcrew Passage Tomb    36 Stones

Loughcrew Court Tomb 1

Loughcrew Court Tomb 3

Loughcrew Court Tomb 1

Newtown

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