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GLANLEAM STANDING STONE
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GLANLEAM STANDING STONE, COUNTY KERRY
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51 55' 56.261"N...10 19' 19.234"W
This huge monolith, marked on the OS map as 'Gallaun', is located in the centre of a
Cromwellian Fort. The stone is of approximately rectangular elevation and stands
3.43m in maximum height. It is roughly trapezoidal in plan at base, measuring 1.43m x
.34m; NE-SW. It averages 0.4m thick. Several packing stones are visible around its
base, and a slab, 1.5m long, leans against its SE face. At present the monument is
upright, though Chatterton noted that it was then 'very easily shaken' (1839, 265), an
observation which may explain the presence of the supporting slab.