When the Sun and the Moon collide in Killiney

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Since our visit to England appears to be two ends of the same street today we felt that some variety was required so here is a Mason image to do just that! The "Sun and Moon stones" at Killiney, County Dublin with that scruffy remains of a shrub obscuring the view. Given all the development in that area since then I wonder are they still there and are they still accessible.

Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: 1890 - 1910

NLI Ref: M57/23

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Sep/2021 09:01:11

    Still there and still accessible, apparently. They are part of the "Druid's Judgement Seat" and somewhere in the copse in this streetview.

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    O Mac

    • 16/Sep/2021 09:02:44

    The NLI have another photo of these same rocks on which it says they are in Killiney Park? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000745667/MooviewerImg?mobile...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Sep/2021 09:18:39

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] It was at Killiney Park in the 25" OSI Map, while now it's in the middle of a bunch of houses.

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    O Mac

    • 16/Sep/2021 10:18:41

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Did you notice that on the 25" map the stones are marked as "Pagan Temple" and the field they are in is .666 acres.. Spooky huh!

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Sep/2021 10:35:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I was too busy laughing at Stonehenge, Druid Lodge and Druid Hill to notice the area :-)

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    cargeofg

    • 16/Sep/2021 10:47:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet When I saw Stonehenge I then went looking for the A303.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Sep/2021 11:41:26

    Streetview shows a path headed into the trees at the site, but I can't tell if the path goes to these stones or not. Google maps shows The Druid's Judgement Seat here.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Sep/2021 11:42:46

    The NIAH says: Class: Megalithic structure Townland: KILLINEY Scheduled for inclusion in the next revision of the RMP: Yes Description: This enigmatic structure is located within an area enclosed by a hedge on top of Druid Hill. In the E side of the enclosure are three irregular granite boulders that form a façade behind which is a larger boulder containing a setting of stones that form a seat. To the W of this are two large granite slabs set on their long axis. There are tool marks present. This structure appears to be a folly but it may incorporate the remnants of an earlier monument. Compiled by: Geraldine Stout and Padraig Clancy Revised upload on: 11 April 2018.

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    Wendy:

    • 16/Sep/2021 11:43:34

    the Druid's chair on Killiney hill Druid's chair Killiney~ HBM

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Sep/2021 11:57:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley The path does lead to the Druid's Grove - I found it earlier by following the directions given in the site I linked to above.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Sep/2021 12:51:57

    Presumably the landmark that lends its name to the reasonably nearby pub The Druid's Chair

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Sep/2021 12:55:27

    It is marked as Pagan Temple on the 1830s 6", too.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Sep/2021 13:59:52

    This Killiney history page includes a photo labelled 1896 which looks extremely Masonic. And indeed, here is that photo in the archive, M57/20 Druid's Seat, along with M57/21 Druid's Chair, and M57/19 Druid's Grove

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    Niall McAuley

    • 16/Sep/2021 14:58:07

    I like the quote on that history page from the The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland: it was considered by not a few of the more wealthy gentry good form to establish upon their pleasure grounds a monstrosity of some kind, mock ruins of an abbey or castle, a druidical monument, or so forth

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    silverio10

    • 16/Sep/2021 21:39:01

    Buenas fotos antiguas .