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Beggars Rock – Comeragh Map

Details of this huge lump of conglomerate rock came to my notice recently and thanks to local man Sean Murphy for photo and information on it. If you park at the popular Kilclooney Wood as if heading for Comshinaun, it lies on the far side of the main road in a recently clear felled forest.

This is an old road leading from Carrick on Suir across the base of the Comeragh hills towards Dungarvan. In 19th century famine times, this massive rock beside the road was a landmark for the distribution of ‘yellow meal’ by David Power also known as  Daithí na Minne or David of the Meal. Hence the name Beggars Rock.