Standing Stone

It was quite difficult to view this stone on my first visit as it was situated in dense thicket behind an old farmhouse. On my latest visit the trees were in the process of being cleared and a stile has been added for easier access. The megalith stands at over 3 1/2 metres high and almost two metres wide and bears two cup marks As you can see from the picture shown left, the stone is leaning slightly. There are gorgeous views of the Owenea river from this location.

Folklore says that Finn McCool threw this shoulder stone from “Clo na Cleire Mountain” and it landed here.

Situated: From Ardara take the R261 north for 1K, when you come to Owenea Bridge there is a small lay by on the north side of the river. Park here and walk back across the bridge. The stone is in the field to your right.

Discovery Map 10: 7365 9202. Last visit April 2010.

Longitude: 8° 24' 34" W

Latitude: 54° 46' 31" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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