'Glencullen' : Standing Stone

TownlandNear Johnny Fox's Pub
CountyDublin
Grid RefO 191 203
GPSO 19120 20275 (7m)
Longitude6° 12' 59.07" W
Latitude53° 13' 10.35" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBray (7.3 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 8th September 2001

This beautiful quartz upright measures about 1.5m high and is square in section. Glistening white it now sits close to a tee on a small par 3 golf course. It can clearly be seen from the road. Even over the wall this stone gives out tremendous energy.

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Thursday, 15th November 2001

I revisited this stone with a German friend and took some better photographs. To access this site simply go through the gate nearest to it. The golf course owner prefers that to you walking across his course.

Saturday, 23rd February 2002

A quick stop by at the Glencullen stone while passing to take photographs from all sides. Just as I was leaving here it started raining. Looks like I timed it just right.

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Tuesday, 19th March 2002

I stopped off to take a photo featuring myself for scale. I realised that I had said that the stone was 1.4m tall and I know it's taller in the back of my mind.

I also wanted to check a vibration theory out that recent comments had brought back to mind.

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Thursday, 11th April 2002

When you have a piece of quartz this big so close you cannot help but include it in a little tour. Site seven this morning!

Wednesday, 1st May 2002

After sitting in the car for 5 minutes near Ballyedmonduff (County Dublin) I decided that my friend, Scott, and I would be much better off sitting in Johny Fox's Pub instead. This decision was met with approval and so off we went. When the rain stopped I decided, because we were so close to here, that it would be a more sensible starting point. Scott was very impressed with this solid quartz beauty, just as I always am.

Saturday, 20th July 2002

Once again another person does not fail to be impressed by this wonderous piece of quartz! Anthony has wanted to see this since I first made him aware of it. Like everyone else - he loved it.

Friday, 27th September 2002

When I take people here it always gets their heart racing. The sun came out and shone forth like a mother, making this stone glow. I like getting strange looks from folks that are playing golf on the course here. I always think that they are on a circular trip with a known destination while I'm just cruising along, being taken on a ride by the stones to destinations unknown.

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Saturday, 7th December 2002

Even on a wet and drizzly day the purity of the quartz is a wonderful sight. My guest on this tour, Melissa, was very taken with its beauty.

Tuesday, 13th July 2004

This was just a quick stop to get a GPS reading really, but I am still amazed everytime I see this stone, especially when it's in shadow for a while and then the sun breaks through. I find myself reaching for sunglasses: it's so bright!

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Directions

From the N11 take the R116 through Kiltiernan and on to Glencullen. At Johnny Fox's Pub turn left. This stone is situated just over a low wall on the left about 150 yards after the junction.

Miscellanea

As is to be expected with stones of this nature there are many attachments of magical powers. It was once known by the name of Queen Mab.

This stone is rumoured to penetrate the earth by over 20 feet. A landowner in the 1700's decided to try and move the stone to his house. The labourers gave up digging at 20 ft down, so the story goes.

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About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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