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Address: Loughrea, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 91 563 081

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Stone not there

The stone isn't there now - it's been taken away for restoration work according to the guy working at the pet farm. Not sure when it will be back.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2015
lynnen989
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Galway
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I called 21/7/2016 > The stone had been removed. I am informed that it is in the process of being cleaned, and that it will be returned to site in 2017.

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Thank AppleSucker
County Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

10/10 stone quality.I had a rockn time.You don't get stone like this anywhere else.I love the roundness of the stone it really makes it glimmer in the moonlight.

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1 Thank Cormac K
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

The stone isn't there now - it's been taken away for restoration work according to the guy working at the pet farm. Not sure when it will be back.

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1 Thank lynnen989
Loughrea, Ireland
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Spacious, friendly, nice food and snacks. Amazing play area for kids both inside and outside. Lots of nature and animals.

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Thank Bookeen
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I grew up in the neighbourhood of this stone and did not really appreciate it until now. It is many thousands of years BC and yet has two types of artwork depicted on it. The curves are from the La Taine valley in France and the Greek step pattern speaks for itself. The entire pattern is raised rather than cut... More 

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Thank Colm F
Cavan, Ireland
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

The OPW need to place the stone in a better viewing case than the "shed" that they have around it - you can't see the stone properly - what a pity - need a board erected to read about the history of the stone and the importance of it!!

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1 Thank PaulaO103
Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

It is not accessible when I was there. It is in a hut and protected but the hut was not open. From what we could see it was impressive. OPW had notices up informing members of the public that the attraction was closed.

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2 Thank Gillian B
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

We put the Turoe stone on our list of things to see and were so dissapointed when we arrived. It is enclosed in a shed! There are 2 narrow windows into which you can peer at the stone, but the windows are dirty from the inside and covered with spider webs. Very difficult to see the stone or the markings.... More 

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2 Thank iloveirelandam
Kilmaley
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92 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

This was my fourth trip back to see the Turoe Stone, which sits in a field at a children's petting zoo. My understand is that the OPW is currently attempting to figure out how to keep the stone from deteriorating any further. They have placed a locked garden shed over the stone with two incredibly filthy windows and no additional... More 

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3 Thank Niamhaine
Davis
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

The Turoe Stone is a great treasure, but don't bother to go see it. The OPW has built a storage shed over it to "protect" it. The shed is locked, there is only one tiny window, and that window was smeared with mud from the inside when we were there. They don't open the shed to let you see it,... More 

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4 Thank Cali4traveler

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