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Kilmacoliver Hill

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Tullaghought, Windgap, Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland

An extensive circle of stones marking the hill top location of a megalithic grave site. The structure is aligned with the setting solstice sun and visited by groups at mid winter and mid summer day.

Kilmacoliver Hill (261m) dominates the landscape of the Windgap in County Kilkenny. Its summit is adorned by a circular enclosure of standing stones. The structure is aligned with the setting solstice sun and visited by groups at mid winter and mid summer day. It is a curious burial ground, whether pagan or Christian is not known. There is also a trig pillar (triangulation pillars used by the Ordnance Survey). On the same hill some curious figures are cut into a large granite rock and nearby there is a holy well and three superb old Irish crosses.

There’s a looped walk from the village of Tullahought up Kilmacoliver Hill that is featured in the Discover Ireland Looped Walks section: www.discoverireland.ie/Activities-Adventure/kilmacoliver-loop/71561