Coill Ghabhainn Standing Stone

Ed Mooney Photography

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The Coill Ghabhainn or Kilgowan Standing Stone which takes its name from the locality in which it resides, is one of several such Long stones that can be found scattered about the Kildare landscape. I first came across this one whilst driving along the N9 toward Killcullen. And what a site it is, perched high atop a low partially quarried Esker. I came to a large main gate similar to that of a construction site with the usual ‘Do Not Enter’, signs in place. Slightly disappointed I stubbornly continued a short distance down the side road were I came across another fence gate with a large hole in the centre, obviously this was there to allow people enter with ease, and it was a short distance to the top of the hill.

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Unfortunately the short distance proved to be quite steep, leaving me gasping for air once i got to the summit. The stone itself is in…

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