Craddockstown West Standing Stone, Kildare, Ireland

In close proximity to the already well documented standing stone at Punchestown is this beautiful megalithic stone at Craddockstown West, Co. Kildare. The Punchestown stone is the highest in Ireland  standing 5 metres in height. Its sister stone, the one at Craddockstown, is in my eyes a far more beautiful affair. It stands 4.1 metres in height, tapered from bottom to top and situated on an elevated central section of a crop field. Its base measures 1.25 metres by 80cms in width. Previously I have visited the Punchestown stone and feel it is somewhat spoiled by the wooden fence surrounding it, while this site is left blissfully alone. The Craddockstown Stone is a truly beautiful megalithic monument, leaning westward and dotted with bits of quartz. There is a scar circled around the base with a line of quartz running across it.

GPS: 53.18862, -6.63585

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