Barnes Lower

Stone row

The Stone Row at Barnes Lower is beautifully situated between Lough Salt and Lough Greenan. There are splendid views of Muckish mountain as well as Lough Salt from this location and if you climb the hill to the west there are gorgeous views of Dunfanaghy over Lough Greenan. The Row is aligned South West -North East, with the largest stone 1.2 metres high at the SW. The middle stone is about a metre high. The third and smallest stone is a bit of an oddity, at first it looks like it has fallen over but on closer inspection you can see that the ground around the stone has been disturbed. Very atmospheric site and well worth visiting even if only for the gorgeous scenery.

The disturbed area around the small stone

Situated: From Kilmacrenan take the N56 North West for 2 1/2 kilometres. Go through Termon and take a right at the first crossroads. Go to the end and take a left turn. After 2 kilometres you will come to a car park. Park here or drive 60 metres to the next small track on your left and park. Walk up this track, keep right.

Discovery Map 2: C 1229 2634. Last visit Apr 2010.

Longitude: 7° 48' 27" W

Latitude: 55° 5' 3" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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