Timoney Stones

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Timoney Stones
Native name
Irish: Galláin Thuaim Eabhna
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Location of Timoney Stones in Ireland
Type standing stones
LocationCullaun/Timenyhills/Timoney, Roscrea,
County Tipperary, Ireland
Coordinates 52°54′01″N7°43′12″W / 52.900309°N 7.720127°W / 52.900309; -7.720127
AreaStretching over 40 ha (100 ac)
Elevation160 m (520 ft)
Height0.3–2 m (0.98–6.56 ft)
Owner Office of Public Works

The Timoney Stones are a collection of standing stones forming a National Monument in County Tipperary, Ireland. [1] [2]



The Timoney Stones are found in the hills 8 km (5.0 mi) southeast of Roscrea, on the old Timoney Park estate, near the border with County Laois. [3]


About 300 stones and five cairns were erected here, and a stone circle. Their origin is a mystery, some placing them in the Neolithic and others much more recently (the 19th century). [4]


121 stones survive, of which 93 are standing and 28 have fallen. They are scattered widely without any clear pattern, except for some in threes (a tall stone, a short stone and a slab), some in pairs (aligned N-S or E-W), and sixteen that form a stone circle 70 m (77 yd) across. The cairns have all been removed. [5] [6]

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