This hugely elegant megalithic longstone stands 15 feet tall in a field facing the entrance to the Punchestown Racecourse. It was thought that such Longstones were markers for route ways or boundaries, or were monuments to commemorate particular people or events. It now appears that these were burial chambers for the most important members of the ancient clans. This was confirmed when the nearby ‘Punchestown Longstone’ toppled over in 1933 exposing cremated bones and grave goods.

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