Pierce's Table on Lugnaquilla Summit
A short explanation
In 1822 G.N. Wright Irish author and Anglican clergyman wrote a book called “A Guide to the County of Wicklow” in which he described the summit of Lugnaquilla. He ascended the mountain with a local guide. Wright states the highest point was marked by a large stone resting on small stone supports similar to a cromlech or dolman and that it was called Pierce’s Table.
The name Pierce may be a misrepresentation of the name Percy. Percy is a surname known in the Glen of Imaal since 1734.(1)
(1) Christiaan Corlett and Mairead Weaver (Eds): The Liam Price Notebooks, (Dublin 2002). Duchas The Heritage Service