MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
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KNOCKBAUN I STANDING STONE
CO-ORDINATES
52 54' 25.47"N...7 11' 56.029"W
This standing stone is said to mark the spot of a battlefield around the second century
AD that was fought between the Munstermen and the Leinstermen led by Ae, son of
Deargabhail, King of Leinster, foster of Eochy Finn. The battle raged for three days
from Athy to here where it is said to have ended. Ae was killed in the battle and the
town now bears his name Atha Ae which means 'the Ford of Ae'. The stone itself has
begun to lean but the many packing stones around it's base  has held it in place. It
measures 1.2m height, 1.2m width and  is 0.40m deep.
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KNOCKBAUN STANDING STONE 1, COUNTY LAOIS