Tinure, county Louth

O 049 835 - Sheet 36

Nearest village: Monasterboice

The vertical face of Silurian shale is decorated by fine incised lines and tiny punched holes - partly obscured by the initials of vandals.
These engravings are probably of Neolithic rather than Bronze Age date, and are rare in Ireland.

The scandalously-unprotected and defaced slab over 2 metres high and 1.5 metres wide, partly-obscured by brambles,
lies 70 metres N of the by-road from Tinure Cross to Kieran's Cross. It is not marked on the map.

Compare with the more extensive, elaborate and better-preserved groovings at
Glanrastel in Kerry.

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