Mullagharoy Standing Stone
Location: Mullagharoy, Co. Meath
Ordnance Survey map 35
National Grid Reference N 946 803
The Standing Stone is on private land within a working farm. Permission should be sought from the landowner before visiting.
The Standing Stone is just 1.3 metres high and is situated
in the middle of a field with no other stones in sight. The stone
isn't visible from the road side because there is a field between the field
where the stone is located and the road.
The Mullagharoy Standing Stone is listed in the Archaeological
Inventory of County Meath
under the category 'Prehistoric Decorated Stones' as follows:
"Decorated Stone - The SW face of this standing stone, aligned
NNW-SSE, is ornamented with picked concentric circles and are designs
somewhat anthropomorphic in appearance and akin to passage-tome art."
The pair of concentric circles near the top of the stone do
resemble human eyes (Anthropomorphic means resembling the human form), we
can only speculate whether this is accidental or by design.
Another decorated stone in the chamber at Fourknocks
may also be a representation of the human face.
Mullagharoy decorated stone, photo by Ken Williams.
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