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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