Rory tweetz:

I’m always entertained by the level of warning around this stone by @LimerickCouncil. Is it an exceptionally dangerous or violent stone? What has it done to deserve this? Is it magic? My imagination is running wild!

Anyone?

15 thoughts on “Stone Me!

      1. martco

        it’s only a Class III relic apparently

        what the country really could do with now is the elusive Class I (moving & talking)

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  1. dav

    being a killjoy, I take it it’s to do with being a dock/pier and the boats need a place to tie their string to…

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  2. Slightly Bemused

    Given it’s shape I would reckon it is an old marker stone of some form, maybe a mile or port marker (I must disagree with @dav about it being a bollard for mooring ships: they normally have a mushroom shape with the top wider than the shaft to prevent the ropes simply slipping over).

    I reckon if it is such a marker, it is probably a protected site (pun definitely intended) and also in a location many careless drivers may consider as a parking spot and thump their cars off it.

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    1. George

      A protected site with tarmac all around it…

      If this is a milestone it should be moved a few metres to one side. Nobody uses them for measurement these days so it should be grand. There is no point keeping it in that spot looking like that.

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      1. Slightly Bemused

        I do agree, and it because it has not been moved that I think it must be a preserved site, for some reason.

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        1. kellMA

          It looks ludicrous and if it is a preserved site/monument then the dignity has been well and truly stripped from it….

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    2. Cian

      It looks like it’s in a car park and people kept hitting it.

      It’s low enough that you could easily miss it if you were reversing, but high enough that it would do a lot of damage.

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    3. dav

      Thanks Slightly, I was thinking that the tide would have to be fairly high for them to have to use that!

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  3. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

    I’d say there were far too many lads dinging it
    Fender benders stuff
    that was causing it damage

    Also there
    where there is a slip
    its always jammers with trailers and trollies
    you’d want to be driving a can-opener around spots like that if you’re trying to get your Opie dipped

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