Boa Island

In Caldragh Cemetery on Boa Island, Lower lough Erne stand two unique stone carvings. The larger of these is a Janus figure , two figures back to back with pear shaped heads and interlacing between the heads representing hair. The East face pictured left is carved with a penis and is the male side of the figure, and the west face pictured above is the female side. Both of these carving are in high relief. The smaller figure which is known as "the Lustyman" because it was found on the nearby island Lusty More, may in fact be a female figure. Both fgures are described as Celtic Idols. The Carvings appear to have weathered quite a lot in recent years. For more information and to view some images taken in the seventies visit Anthony Weirs website

Situated: In the Caldragh Cemetery on Boa Island County Fermanagh. From Fermanagh Town take the A32 North, then the B82 for about 10 kilometres then drive onto Boa Island (sign-posted). The Cemetery at Caldragh is also sign-posted on your left about 2 kilometres down this road.

Discovery Map 12: H 0845 620 0. Last visit Sept 2010.

Longitude: 7° 52' 10" W

Latitude:  54° 30' 23" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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