townland
Na Clocha Fada
genitive: na gCloch Fada
(Irish)
Longstones
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Is aistriúchán í an fhoirm Ghaeilge

  • English

    The Irish form is a translation

Centrepoint

54.036, -7.828 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
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"Lú Na Clocha Fada Longstone: TÁ An Chloch Fhada Lm An Chloch Fhada AM; Co Gan chártaí CD Cárta gan mholadh "
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"Pinkman: This place is a short distance north of the village of Fenagh and not far from St. Caillin’s ancient Church. “They shall not go”, said Caillin, “from us to kill the druids with violence, but by a miracle of the God of Heaven the druids shall be changed into stones.” (Book of Fenagh). It is said that when St. Caillin came to establish his Monastery at Fenagh, he was bitterly opposed by the druids there. The story has it that the druids advanced “on all fouts, ponunt pedices eorum sursum – it will not bear translation – their jaws move angrily and they unjustly revile the clerics.” And the legend goes on to say that for this profanity the Saint turned them into standing stones. “In the townland of Longstones, lying to the north east of Fenagh,” writes Dr. O’Donovan, “are several standing stones, which unquestionably are the ones referred to for Maurice O’Mulconry, who lived at Fenagh, states in his prose preface to this poem, that the stones, into which the druids were turned,
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"Arch.Inventory: Stone row (possible). ‘Standing Stone (site of)’ At the summit of a N-S ridge of rock outcrop and pasture. Three conglomerate slabs form a row… (23). Standing stone. On N-S ridge of rock outcrop (23). Rath. At the W edge of a N-S ridge of rock outcrop (113). "
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"LSO: “In the Townland of Longstones lying in the Parish of Oughteragh, to the north east of Fenagh, are several standing stones, which unquestionably are the very ones here referred to, for Maurice O’Mulconry, who lived at Fenagh, states in his prose preface to this poem, that the stones into which the Druids were turned stood to the north east of Fenagh.” f/n 89/188 "
Nóta
1733
Longstones
CGn. Leathanach: 72.242.50595
1830c
Longstone
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/14) innéacs, 18
1836
Longstone
BS:AL
1836
Longstone
Stacke, Capt.:AL
1836
Longstones
"Only one remains standing, the others - two have fallen within the memory of man." [dúch]
OD:AL
1836
[Longstones]
"…containing a Danish fort…"
Desc. Rem.:AL

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