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Punchestown standing stone - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

L2023, Punchestown Great, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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About Punchestown standing stone

The Punchestown Standing Stone is the tallest and most remarkable of several long stones in County Kildare. It's overall length when measured on the ground was 7m and it weighed 9.22 tons. Out of around 600 standing stones in southwestern Ireland, this is the tallest. It fell over in 1931, and was re-erected three years later.


Attractions Near Punchestown standing stone

Saint David's Castle
Saint David's Castle3.67km from Punchestown standing stone

Saint David's Castle is a 13th-century Norman castle located in Naas, Ireland. It dates from the early Hiberno-Norman era, perhaps as early as 1200. John visited Naas in 1206. He visited again in 1210, when he held a form of Parliament in the town. About this time County Kildare became a separate county.

Jigginstown Castle
Jigginstown Castle4.33km from Punchestown standing stone

Jigginstown Castle is a ruined 17th-century house and National Monument near Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. It was constructed in the late 1630s when Ireland was under the reign of Charles I. At the time it was one of the largest buildings in Ireland, and the first to be constructed of red brick: the plans provided for a pavement and columns of Kilkenny marble.

Russborough House
Russborough House6.85km from Punchestown standing stone

Russborough was built between 1741-1750 and is regarded as one of Ireland's most beautiful houses. It may be the longest house in Ireland. The interior contains ornate plasterwork on the ceilings by the Lafranchini brothers, who also collaborated with Castle on Carton House. Russborough contains a private collection of European fine and decorative arts, including furniture, silver, porcelain and paintings.

Poulaphouca Reservoir
Poulaphouca Reservoir11.17km from Punchestown standing stone

Poulaphouca Reservoir is an active reservoir and area of wild bird conservation in west County Wicklow, Ireland. It is also known locally as Blessington Lake. It has a surface area 22.26 km2, making it the largest artificial reservoir in Ireland by capacity and surface area. It has a 27.5-mile shoreline, and is 24.6 miles from the sea.

Old Kilcullen Round Tower
Old Kilcullen Round Tower12.86km from Punchestown standing stone

The tower is approximately 40 ft high and the top parts suffered a lot of damage in 1798. An account written in 1782 tells of there being four large windows in the upper part of the tower but only the semblance of one now remains. The present remains at the complex include small portions of a Romanesque church, two high-cross shafts and a round tower

Old Kilcullen High Cross And Round Tower
Old Kilcullen High Cross And Round Tower12.86km from Punchestown standing stone

Old Kilcullen is the site of a round tower and a decorated High Cross. Another, much older, historic site, Dun Ailinne, is located approximately one kilometre away to the north at Knockaulin. It was formerly the site of a walled town, and before that of an ecclesiastical settlement dating from the 5th century. The original settlement gave its name to the substantial surrounding civil parish and barony.

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Kildare
Kildare
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County Kildare is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It is the eighth largest of Leinster's twelve counties in size, and second largest in terms of population.

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