Scoil: Árd Móinín

Ardmoneen, Co. an Chabháin
A. Ó Cianaigh

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Taifeach: Íseal | Ard
Mass Stones

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0962, Leathanach 303

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Tradition tells of a large mass-stone, known as such to a generation just now passed away, and which now, according to this story, lies buried deep in the earth to the west of Curlough C. Church.
It was to be seen a couple of generations ago on a farm then owned by a man named McVitty but now belonging to a man named Meehan, living in the townland of Curlough.
Patrick McGovern of Ardmoneen told me it was on his maternal grandfather's land, and that his mother told him she saw the stone many and many a time.
She said that a gravel-pit * was sunk in the immediate vicinity of the Sacred Stone and that her remembrance of it is to see it in an overhanging position over the gravel-pit:- she also said that finally the bank slipped in and with it the once-prized mass-stone.

* a gravel-pit is an excavation from which gravel is raised, and which is used in the reclamation of bog or mountain land.

Patrick Mc Govern
Ardmoneen, Co. an Chabháin