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!
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!