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A Survey of Monuments of Archaeological and Historical Interest in the Barony of Bunratty Lower, Co. Clare by William Gerrard Ryan

Part 2: Chapter 7: Drumline Parish: Ballycunneen Townland

6” O.S. Sheet number : 51 (Co. Clare)
Reference : 19.1 cm South; 13.7 cm East

Description of stone:
Here we have the site of a possible standing stone. It has a maximum height of 1.40 metres and a maximum width of .85 metres. The edges of this limestone block have been smoothened to a certain extent by livestock, especially cattle, using it as a scratching post. This, of course, is a problem with many so called “standing stones”. Were they erected in early historical times or were they put up by farmers over the past two centuries for scratching posts?