Polished stone axe Aughrim

Aughrim stone axe

Christy Cunniffe

Garrymore Axe
Christy Cunniffe
Garrymore axe
Christy Cunniffe

This stone axe was discovered recently by a farmer while clearing stones in a ploughed field in the townland of Garrymore, Aughrim. It comprises of a wedge-shaped object made from mud? stone. It likely dates to the neolithic period though some crudely finished axes are of mesolithic date. The edges are highly polished while the two faces are crudely finished. It measures 16cms in total length from the the face of the blade to the tip of haft, by 9 cms at its widest point (across the blade) and 3 cms in thickness. This artefact was drawn to my attention by Hannah at the Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre.

This page was added on 29/06/2018.

Comments about this page

  • Hi ..
    Interesting find.
    I also found one very similar to this – in my garden in Co. Longford.
    It’s a pity I cant upload a few pictures here and I would like to know a bit more about the find.

    By Peter Donoghue (19/10/2019)
  • Thanks for your comment Peter. I have just sent you an email. Regards, Christy C.

    By monument (25/10/2019)

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