Isle of Albion
Europe's tallest ogham stone.
Photographed: Monday 3rd September 2007
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Ballycrovane is a bronze age standing stone, with ogham carvings etched into it during the 3rd--4th Century AD. Standing at 5.3m in height, it's thought to be the tallest ogham stone in Europe. The inscription is quite high up the stone, and reads: "MAQI-DECCEDDAS AVI TURANIAS" ("of Mac-Deichet Uí Thorna" - or "of the son of Deich, descendant of Torainn").

The stone is situated in a commanding spot with views looking out over Kenmare Bay to the mountains of the Ring of Kerry beyond. Needless to say, a stunning location on a clear day.