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Turoe Stone - Dirk Huth - cc

Turoe stone

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Turoe Stone - Dirk Huth - cc

Informations about Turoe stone

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Galway (Republic of Ireland)
Location :
Address : in the village of Bullaun

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The Turoe Stone is a granite stone classified as an Irish National Monument. It has the particularity of possessing numerous Celtic engravings, dating back to the Neolithic period during Irish prehistory. To see if you pass by Bullaun!

See the Turoe Stone

A megalith engraved with Celtic motifs

Turoe Stone - Dirk Huth - cc

Turoe Stone – Dirk Huth – cc

The Turoe Stone is located in the centre of the village of Bullaun in County Galway, Ireland, north of Loughrea.
The stone is exposed outdoors on a sheltered lawn opposite Turoe House. Sealed in a concrete base, it is considered a small historical treasure. The upper half of the stone is then covered with Celtic engravings, thus alternating spirals and organic ornaments. The engravings are fine, with an average depth of 3cm.

Although deteriorated over the years, the motifs are still clear and recognizable. According to the researchers, the stone does not come from Bullaun, but rather was engraved in the Neolithic period in the Irish countryside near the village of Bullaun, before being moved to the centre, to better protect it. Very imposing, it is worth the detour, and is strangely reminiscent of the Castlestrange stone, another engraved megalith, this time located in County Roscommon!


Practical informations


Adresse Address: in the village of Bullaun
Location: (County Galway)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 53.251948,-8.563950

PricePrice* :

free

*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.

Opening HoursOpening Hours:

everyday

DurationDuration: 15 minutes





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