St Gobnait's Grave, Stations 3 and 4

Stations 3 and 4 of the Ballyvourney Turas are located at one of the pilgrimages main features, St Gobnait's grave. It is a small prehistoric artificial mound with what looks like a megalithic cist at it's centre. St Gobnait lived in 6th century so the mound may have existed long before her time. Located at the south side of the mound is a large stone slab, which tradionally believed to mark the spot of her burial, pilgrims have scratched a cross onto the slab. This is station 3 of the turas. Station 4 is the slab on top of the cist which also bears a cross scored by pilgrims. There are also said to be three bullaun stones present , the third bullaun may be in the depression to the left of the pilgrims cross scatched on station 3. See image below.

The mound

Station 3, the kneeler bullaun?

Station 4

The kneeler stone

Bullaun stone 2

Situated: From St Gobnait's House head west toward the church. The grave is located in the church grounds on your right.

Discovery Map 79: W 1971 7686. Last visit July 2011.

Longitude: 9° 10' 3" W

Latitude: 51° 56' 18" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey Deb Snelson.

Bullaun stone 1

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