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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:54 am    Post subject: Stone circle Reply with quote

I seem to remember reading, in the last 18 months or so, about a modern stone circle built, I think, in Offaly using stone from all around Ireland. But I have spent the last hour searching for references to it, without success.
Can anyone help?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon ponddigger Jack this is your area!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you go GG. From our very own Sunny of this very parish! You just have to know what buttons to press! Any luck with the maths problem?


The Gathering of Stones
An event where stone masons from all over the world come together to build a dry stone structure which will be a monument to the Gathering.
Lough Boora Sculpture Parkland, Lough Boora Parklands, Kilcormac , Co. Offaly
20th June at 9:30 am to 23rd June 2013 at 5:00 pm


The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland and the Stone Foundation, USA have come together with a vision to invite this international community home for a Gathering of Stones in the geographical centre of Ireland.

The Gathering of Stones will be an event where people with an interest in Irish dry stone walls will come together, and under the instruction and guidance of the Dry Stone Wall Association build an attractive communal stone installation that will act as a permanent monument to all events and gatherings that will take place during The Gathering 2013. The monument, a gathering point itself, may also become a place for other gatherings and events for the remainder of the year as well as into the future.

For information contact: Sunny Wieler on Tel: 087 6474355 or

Email: drystoneassociationofireland@gmail.com

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why didnt you ask me, i was there earlier in the year, its still not finished looks like they ran out of money,Ill have a look for a pic on my hard drive somewhere amongst the other millions on there. Actually Lough Boora have a website and facebook page and there is a pic there as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He did ask you..... and everyone else too. You must have been out cycling!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Good Guy. Was your thirst for knowledge quenched?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lough boora have a good facebook page where you can see the circle if your interested. I have a pic somewhere ill have a look,
Found it two pics one of circle the other of train tracks reminds me of home and how our train system might look in 50 years but us country boys are used to this kind of thing everything run down.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Tagwex and Greengage. I was close by the other weekend when I was at our friends near Birr, but didn't go. The weather wasn't very conducive and there was no enthusiasm amongst the rest of the party. I went for a spin in the Slieve Blooms instead - very different from our rugged Donegal mountains. Next time, perhaps.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The place really is well worth a visit, although it can be a hard sell ("What? you want to go and look at a bit of old bog?"). They have a fair few events on throughout the year, and the Offaly Naturalists Field Club usually have a few walks there (although I can't find their 2015 programme online yet). One word of warning is that it can get very busy in the summer (especially in the holidays), and they now have a new caf opened.
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Off to Donegal,so full report next week, Errigal, Muckish cycle around Ards Malin etc etc............. Glenveigh
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I thought you were all on about achill-henge in this topic.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

hi ,back working in lough boora last weekend.here is the facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thegatheringofstones.. jack
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gathering of Stones will be completed by the end of this summer. In regards to the question of whether it has run out of money, will I can tell you that there never was any money to start with. This project is internally being built and organised by volunteers from the DSWAI using stone donated to the project from quarries and farmers across the country.
Built by the people, for the people.
Full details on the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland website via the link below http://tinyurl.com/keob4fm



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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a little video about the project. https://youtu.be/_Dz_s_Sjil8
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a new stone circle, which has been built in Blarney Castle recently. The Seven Sisters.



And we have the real thing near our house, the largest stone circle in Ireland.


Both circles are built of Limestone. One, a few thousand years old and the other less than a year old. Smile

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