The Pebbles Connecting the Stones to Europe

The Stone Circle at Trout Lake Abbey is magically connected to many of the sacred places in Ireland, England, and Wales. I went on a pilgrimage there in November of 2009 and visited many sacred sites, and while there I would pick up a pebble or two from the car park or from the general vicinity of the site to bring home.

Some of these pebbles found their way into small, circular boxes that were placed under the great stones of the circle. Below is a map of the circle and the outlying standing stones, with numbers indicating where the pebbles in each reliquary came from, listed below the map.

Map of the Stone Circle

  1. Lia Fal, at Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland; Windmill Hill, Avebury, England; Dragon Hill, Uffington, England
  2. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
  3. West Kennett Long Barrow, Avebury, England
  4. Glasonbury Tor, Somerset, England
  5. Tomen-y-Mur, Gwynedd, Wales
  6. Lia Fal, at Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland
  7. Rathcroghan (Cruachan), Co. Roscommon, Ireland
  8. Emain Macha (Navan Fort), Co. Ulster, Northern Ireland
  9. Uffington White Horse, Wiltshire, England
  10. Palace of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  11. Clochafarmore (Cu Chulainn's Stone), Co. Lough, Ireland
  12. Newgrange, Co. Meath, Ireland
  13. Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury, England
  14. Knowth, Co. Meath, Ireland
  15. Dinas Dinlleu, Gwynedd, Wales
  16. Lia Fal, at Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland
  17. Carreg Cennen Cave, Carmarthenshire, Wales
  18. Lia Fal, at Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland; Pryderi's Stone, Gwynedd, Maentwrog, Wales; Dragon Hill, Uffington, England
  19. THE WELL - Llandyfan Holy Well, Carmarthenshire, Wales; Heapstown Cairn, Co. Sligo, Ireland; Brigit's Healing Well and Her Holy Well, Co. Kildare, Ireland; White Cow Well, Tara, Co. Meath; Finnleaslach (Fion's Well), Uisneach, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  20. THE FIRE - Dragon Hill, Uffington, England; Brigit's Fire Temple, Co. Kildare, Ireland; Newgrange, Co. Meath, Ireland
  21. THE TREE - Windmill Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire, England; Cat Stone, Uisneach, Co. Westmeath, Ireland