Castlestrange, county Roscommon
M 820 597 - Sheet 40
Nearest village: Athleague
This beautiful egg-shaped stone, similar
in material (granite) and style ("La Tène" curvilinear)
to the phallic one at Turoe in county Galway, lies beside the avenue in Castlestrange Demesne (private estate),
2.4 km NW of Athleague. Sixty cms high and 90 cms long it is decorated all over with a continuous swirling pattern
which is engraved rather than carved in relief like the Turoe stone not so far away in county Galway.
Rather further away to the NE in county Cavan
was the broken Killycluggin Stone (now
in Cavan County Museum),
which was more primitively engraved with curvilinear designs.
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