MONUMENT OF THE MONTH

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OF IRELAND.COM
CO-ORDINATES
53 13' 24.597"N...6 36' 8.37"W
DIRECTIONS
From Naas, take the R410 (east) until Beggers End Cross Roads. Take the 2nd left north towards
Forenaghts. At Haynestown, turn left (west).Continue on this road and take the next right turn. Keep a
look out for Furness House on the right. Ask for permission here.
MAY 2011
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FURNESS ROCK ART COUNTY KILDARE
This large engraved stone slab, it's origins unknown but most likely came from a passage tomb, as it's
carvings are very similar to those at Newgrange, is now located outside the east wall of the 12th century
Norman church on the Furness Estate. The stone measures 1.2m in length, 0.98m in width and 0.33m in
depth. The carvings consist of one triple circle, with 9 cup-marks at the centre located near the bottom, left
side of the stone, a 2nd triple circle, less well defined, with 8 cup-marks at the centre, located close to the
right edge of the stone. Beside this, to the left, is the faint out-line of another triple circle and between this
and the 1st triple circle, the stone is peppered with cup-marks. Above the 2nd triple circle, is the faint
out-line of a single spiral and the scores at the bottom of the stone were caused when the stone was being
moved to its present position. Access is very restricted, so permission to view the stone must be obtained from
Furness Manor House.