Ballymote Standing Stone, Waterford, Ireland

Waterford is known for its plentiful standing stones and Ballymote is one of the finest and certainly the tallest in the county. The standing stone at Ballymote is an impressive 3.7 metres in height and stands on a ridge in the middle of a field about 5 kms from Tramore. The stone is oriented in a WNW-ESE direction and may have been quarried from a large rock outcrop to the north. In the same field is an overgrown flat topped earth and stone mound, also known as a mound barrow, which may be connected to the standing stone. Ballymote Standing Stone is often compared to the ‘Long Meg’ standing stone in Cumbria, England, which has a very similar profile.

GPS: 52.19222, -7.22222

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