Brennanstown Standing Stone – Cabinteely, Ireland - Atlas Obscura

Brennanstown Standing Stone

Cabinteely, Ireland

One of Ireland's lesser-known megalithic structures. 

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Ireland is a country that is rich in history and traditions.

Its glorious past is still being rediscovered, as many remarkable monuments and historic remains are being given new life. One example of this is the Brennanstown Standing Stone, which is situated in the middle of a contemporary housing subdivision in Cabinteely, near Dublin.

Rediscovered during some renovation works in the area, the stone was moved 656 feet (200 meters) east of its original location before being re-erected. It is made of granite and has a square shape.

It still has the same original NE-SW orientation. The structure was discovered and put into a small pit and supported by tiny packing stones. It was excavated by Judith Carroll ahead of the building work. Nearby, some cremated human bone fragments were discovered.

Know Before You Go

The 145 and 155 buses will take you from outside Heuston Train Station in Dublin to Cabinteely and back again. The journey will take nearly an hour in each direction. 


It is a 20 - 25 minute walk through the park to the stone.

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