Ireland Wicklow

The Piper’s Stone

This Bronze Age stone circle sits on a hillock at Athgreany. Made up of 16 grey granite boulders, there is one larger outlying stone - the piper - with the remaining smaller stones forming a circle of about 22 metres in diameter. These are the dancers. According to a local fairy tale, this group of revellers were daring to dance to the piper’s tune on the Sabbath when God turned them all to stone as punishment.