MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
            OF IRELAND.COM
THE DE PROFUNDIS STONE
CO-ORDINATES
53 26' 45.484"N...7 20' 15.228"W
It has long been a customary across Ireland for the entrance of graveyards to be
marked by prominent trees or stones,such as the De Profundis Stone here at Kilbride
-Veston graveyard on the Dunboden Estate, Mullingar, Co.
Westmeath. This stone is
now unique in Ireland as it is the last remaining De Profundis stone in the country. As
the last remaining stone of its kind in Ireland, it is a unique artefact of great heritage
importance. The slab itself is made of limestone, shaped like a coffin and has a crude
cross carved at the top end. It measures .94m in length, is .44m wide at its widest and
0.22m at its narrowest and is .14m deep. It originally stood on a pedestal.
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THE DE PROFUNDIS STONE, COUNTY WESTMEATH