Irish standing stones : Carrigeen, Nire Valley, County Waterford
Irish Standing stones : Carrigeen,
Carrigeen standing stone is among the best located stones in Ireland. It stands in a superb location at the top of the picturesque Nire valley from where there is magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous region. On the day this image was taken it was -2 degrees and the mountains had a thick covering of mist.
The stone stands some height, an impressive 2.5 meters and tapering to a sharp point. It stands solidly upright and is oriented in a WNW-ESE direction.
An interesting observation here, was when looking westwards, that the jagged crest of the stone seemed to align somewhat with the distant profile of the mountain ridge to the west. (see photo below). This may be just coincidental or was it of significance and could this jagged profile of the stone have survived through thousands of years?
Apart from this speculation, Carrigeen standing stone and its surroundings is a ‘must see’.
Gorgeous photo, Nigel. Yes, a MUST-SEE, indeed.
November 24, 2016 at 11:05 pm
Thank you 🙂 – The stone is located near the start of a loop walk you can do through the mountains at the Gap, its a stunning walk and well worth doing along with seeing the stone 🙂 🙂
November 25, 2016 at 10:29 am
Whereabouts do you start the walk. I know the Nire pretty well but haven’t seen this particular stone and would love to.
November 25, 2016 at 3:46 pm
November 25, 2016 at 4:57 pm
Great, thanks so very much.
November 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm
The walk starts at a car park , easy to find as its at the end of the road 🙂
November 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm
Is it the car park passed the Nire church and Honora’s Cottage?
November 25, 2016 at 6:07 pm
It is 🙂
November 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm