Punchestown Standing Stone

Counties Wicklow & Kildare

Rising 7m high, this 9-ton granite standing stone is Ireland's tallest. Thought to date back to 2000 BC, it's one of a group that makes up a stone circle stretching a whopping 5km in diameter. In 1931, the stone toppled over, revealing a Bronze Age cist (burial chamber), albeit empty, and was re-erected three years later. It's set 30m back from the L2023, 500m northeast of the entrance to Punchestown Racecourse.

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