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CLANE BULLAUN STONE
This bullaun stone is located in the retaining wall of the Butterstream river on
the Sallins road, Clane. It is rectangular in shape and measures 1.46m in length,0.80m
in width and 0.50m in depth. The bullaun is 0.35m in diameter and 0.35m in depth and
is known locally as a 'wart stone' and healing powers are attributed to the rain water
that gathers in the bullaun. Legend has it that King Mesgegra, king of Lenister was
confronted by his enemy Conall Cearnach, a warrior of Ulster, at a ford in the river
at Clane. After a fierce battle, Conall defeated Mesgegra and severed his head at the
bullaun stone and placed it in the hollow. It is believed that Mesgegra is buried under
the moat at the present day Alexander bridge and that his head along with his Queen
Baun is buried under the mound at nearby Mainham.
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53 17' 21.531"N...6 41' 6.799"W
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CLANE BULLAUN STONE, COUNTY KILDARE