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  Dún Laoghaire - Ancient Landmarks

Ballyedmunduff Wedge Tomb - Early Bronze Age tomb (c. 1700 BC) set in a wedge-shaped cairn bounded by standing stones. Sited on the south-east slope of Two Rock Mountain, cremated bones and pottery were found inside.

Blackrock Cross - 10th century stone cross known as "The Cross of the Rock". Marked a point on the boundary of the city limits. The carved stone head may have been a pagan idol; by chopping the stone into the shape of a cross, a Christian aspect was imposed. Located on the Main Street.

Carrickbrennan Graveyard and Church (Monkstown) - 17th century ruined church built on early Christian site. Graveyard has many interesting graves and monuments. Said to be haunted by the Widow Gambol, who reputedly betrayed local priests for reward, and was subsequently lynched.

Jamestown Cross - Early Christian cross on the site of an ancient graveyard. Dedicated to St. Caoin whose feast day fell on the first of May, when pilgrims visited the site of the cross and nearby holy well. As this date was also the feast of St. James, the two saints became confused in people's minds, and St. James gradually took over the local place names and cross. Stands in Stepaside Public Golf Course, off the Stepaside -Golden Ball road.

Kilgobbin Cross - Plain granite wheel cross with a representation of the crucifixion carved on both sides. Probably erected in the 10th Century.

Killiney Church - Present church building dates from the 11th century, but was built on an earlier 6th century site. Known as Cill Onion Leinin (meaning Church of the Daughters of Leinin), site gives it name to the Killiney area. On Marino Avenue, Dalkey.

Kilternan Portal Dolmen - Neolithic dolmen which is one of the largest in the country. Capstone measures 7m x 6.18m x 1.83m. Two portal stones and a blocking stone form the entrance to a rectangular chamber.

Pale Ditch - A ditch constructed as a line of defence along the borders of the Pale in the 15th century. Consisting of a double ditch with a high bank between, traces of it remains at Balally, Ballyogan and Kilgobbin.

Rathmichael Church and Graveyard (Shankill) - 16th century ruined church on early monastic site. Also contains early Christian grave slabs, the remains of a round tower and a monastic stone wall.

St. Begnet's Church (Dalkey Island) - 9th century church built on early site, dedicated to the patron saint of Dalkey. Its holy well was a place of pilgrimage. During the Napoleonic wars it was used as a dwelling place by workmen building the nearby Martello tower.

St Nahi's Church and Graveyard (Dundrum) - 18th century church built on the site of a 7th century monastery founded by Nahi, a monk from the nearby monastery in Tallaght. Contains stained glass windows by Evie Hone and tapestries by the Misses Yeats - sisters of Jack and W. B. Yeats.

Standing Stone (Glencullen) - Quartz standing stone, 1.83m high, said to be down at least 9.15m into the ground. Once known as Queen Mab and said to have magical powers.

Tully Church (Cabinteely) - Church of uncertain date, but chancel dates from the 12th century. One of its crosses is engraved with a figure holding a crosier, and is said to be that of St. Brigid. Evidence suggests that Tully church had strong ties with St. Brigid's monastery in Kildare.

Brehon's Chair - This is a megalithic portal dolmen tomb located at Taylor's Grange.



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