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Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone) - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rathiddy, Co. Louth, Ireland

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About Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

Clochafarmore is a menhir and National Monument in County Louth, Ireland. It is located 1.4 km east-northeast of Knockbridge, Dundalk on the left bank of the River Fane. This standing stone is traditionally associated with the death of the legendary hero Cúchulainn. Lugaid mac Con Roí has three magical spears made, and it is prophesied that a king will fall by each of them.

Attractions Near Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

Stephenstown Pond
Stephenstown Pond1.35km from Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

This is a unique nature park with water walkways, woodlands, and a wide array of wildlife. The facility provides an ideal family day out where you can have fun in the newly enlarged playground, enjoy a picnic or feed the ducks and other wildlife.

Dunmahon Castle
Dunmahon Castle3.43km from Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

Dunmahon Castle is a four storey tower house with a vaulted ceiling over the ground floor. The stairs are in the north eastern corner, with the garderobes in the north west of the tower. It is situated on farmland near Gibston. It can be seen from the M1 motorway and from the Dublin to Belfast railway line.

Cú Chulainn's Castle
Cú Chulainn's Castle4.95km from Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

Dún Dealgan Motte is a motte and National Monument in Dundalk, Ireland. Some legends claim the site as the birthplace of Cú Chulainn, and it is here that he bases himself in the Táin Bó Cúailgne. The Annals of the Four Masters places a battle here in 500 AD. The house was rebuilt in 1850 by Thomas Vesey Dawson as a country retreat, but fell into disrepair and was bought by the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society to be used for a museum.

Ice House Hill Park
Ice House Hill Park5.06km from Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

A beautiful 20 acre public park established in 1995, which includes mature trees, possibly relics of the demesne. The parkland itself dates from the 17th century and contains a double-vaulted ice chamber. The restoration works included the integration of the parkland edge with the surrounding neighbourhood, the undergrounding of overhead cables and the construction of an ornamental boundary railing.

County Museum Dundalk
County Museum Dundalk5.61km from Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

This museum is located in a beautifully restored late 18th century warehouse in the Carroll Centre at Roden Place in Jocelyn Street. The collections document the history of County Louth, from the Stone Age to the present, in three permanent exhibition galleries. Some of the objects on display are examples of Irish rock art, and objects relating to Oliver Cromwell. The museum is designated by the National Museum of Ireland to collect archaeological finds.

Blackrock, Co. Louth
Blackrock, Co. Louth6.68km from Clochafarmore Standing Stone (Chúchalainn's Stone)

Blackrock is a beautiful seaside village just to the south of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. Blackrock beach and its promenade is still a focal point of the village and the site of Christmas Day fundraising events, an annual raft race, annual movie festival, pumpkin festival as well as several other events throughout the year. Kitesurfing has become popular in the area.

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County Louth is located in the north-east corner of the Republic of Ireland. Louth is Ireland's smallest county but contains a diverse landscape from the mountainous Cooley peninsula in the east to the gently rolling drumlin hills.