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Turoe Stone

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Loughrea, East Co. Galway, Co. Galway


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Turoe Stone (The), Galway, Ireland : Reviews of Turoe Stone (The) - Yahoo! Travel
It is believed that this stone was used to mark an important ritual and burial site, resembling other ancient rock formations such as the stones shapes in Kells,...

Turoe Stone, Co. Galway, Ireland
Although the stone is now positioned on the lawn in front of Turoe House in the town of Loughrea, County Galway, George Coffey, in his 1904 paper for the Royal Irish Academy on the subject of La Tène art, said it had been moved in the 1850s from its original location near the Rath of Feerwore, an Ir...

TUROE STONE (Located at Turoe Farm & Leisure Park)
It seems that the changing seasons (and their associated cycles of degeneration and regeneration) were very carefully monitored, and greatly revered by the ancient Celts. For example, the great passage-tomb at Newgrange, County Meath (which is now thought to have been built around 3100 BC), seems to...

Turoe, Co. Galway
This world famous 'La Tene' cuvilinear-styled ritual stone used back in Celtic times is absolutely superbly carved. All over its granite surface there are trumpet swirls and a greek inspired central waist band. Note the circular grill on the ground to prevent the cattle using the stone as a scratchi...

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The Turoe Stone, located in County Galway in the west of Ireland, is one of the most instantly recognisable examples of ancient art in Ireland. It is the best example, from a select few surviving examples, of a Celtic art style called La Tène. In fact, it has been hailed as one of the finest example...

Keep The Turoe Stone in Turoe - Make Petitions at Petition Spot
The Turoe Stone is one of Ireland’s finest National Monuments. It could stand on a par with the Book of Kells, The Ardagh Chalice and the Cross of Cong. For 2000 years our ancestors have been custodians of this treasure, its stories and traditions. Now, in the name of protecting it, The Minister has...

Turoe Stone
, with a -line of Greek-key pattern beneath it suggesting the line where the foreskin meets the shaft of the penis. The flowing design can easily be interpreted as ornamental semen. It is amazing that such a wonderful object - resembling (and obviously as important as) the Navel Stone at Delphi, has...

Turoe Stone,Stones (Historical) in Galway. Find all Galway Travel and Tourist information in Ireland
This stone, about three feet high, was removed here to the grounds of a private house from its original position beside the Rath of Feerwore some miles away. The lowest portion has no decoration; in the middle is a Greek step-pattern. The top half of the stone is covered in a profusion of curvilinea...

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