Mushroom Stones of Ireland

This website is intended as both an introduction to the mushroom stones of Ireland for the curious and a source of data for researchers. The site is based primarily on the book Ireland's Mushroom Stones: Relics of a Vanishing Lakeland by John Feehan and Louise Dunne.

2011 update: We are presently re-visiting these stones and following up on new stones. Please contact us if you know of any mushroom or wave stones in your area. Please contact Louise Dunne ( with any information.

About Mushroom Stones


What are mushroom stones?
Surveying and naming the stones
How the stones were formed
Weathering of limestone

Stones at the lake's edge

Why the stones were stranded
Ecology of mushroom stones

Map and Survey Data


Map of stone locations
Survey data
Photo Gallery

Contact / Order Book

Links of Interest
[ Illustration: Bernard Kaye]       

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