Gleann Cholm Cille/Glencolmcille

Station 10, Faugher Townland

Station 10 consists of a small rectangular cairn with a one metre tall schist slab. It is difficult to say whether the slab was decorated or not. There appears to be some sort of very weathered decoration. The cairn stands about 30 metres into a field on the north side of the main road. I presume the pilgrim would again circle the cairn three times whilst praying. Slightly west of this station on the way to station 11 is a small cairn standing by the side of the road. There is a new house behind this cairn, which gives the impression it was just a pile of stones cleared during excavations, but don't be fooled. The pilgrims would stop here and pray before moving onto the next station.

Situated: From Station 9 had south to the main road. Turn left onto Straid and walk in an easterly direction for about 500 metres. About 50 metres before the small cairn by the side of the road is a wide track leading up to a bungalow. the cairn can be seen in the field in front of the house on your left.

Discovery Map 10. G 5399 8502. Last visit June 2010.

Longitude: 8° 42' 50" W

Latitude: 54° 42' 40" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

Wayside Cairn

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