Mass Rock Sites of:

County KILKENNY

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Mass Rock, from south

Carrigdangan Mass Rock

 

This site is recommended by archaeologist Tony Miller. It is located on Coillte land in Johnstown which is heavily overgrown..

 

The Mass Rock consists of a natural, almost vertical slab of rock which is splitting away from a rib of bedrock and measures approximately 1.8m high. There are two circular depressions clearly cut into the slab which appear relatively recent in due to a lack of obvious weathering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second site is reputed to have been a burial ground, immediately south of the first site. It is a fairly level area now very overgrown with furze bushes preventing any access at all.

 

This site is also extremely overgrown.

GRID 22845  62029;  229m OD.

Close up of one of the holes.

West side of entrance from East