Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny)

Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny)
Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) is said to have been brought to Ireland by the mythical race known as the Tuatha Dé Danann who defeated the original inhabitants of Ireland the Fir Bolg and took their seat of power on the Hill of Tara.
It was one of four treasures brought by the Tuatha Dé Danann and used as the inauguration stone for the High Kings of Ireland

Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny)

Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny)

Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny)

Turas of St Colmcille

Colmcille Cross Pillar
Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, Ireland – Turas station 2

Colmcille Cross Pillar
East face of the Cross pillar at Glencolmcille – Turas station 2

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West face of the Cross pillar at Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, Ireland – Turas station 2

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Colmcille Turas Station 9

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Cloch an Aonaigh or the Stone of the Gathering is a holed cross-pillar on a cairn in Glencolmcille – Turas Station 9

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Colmcille Cross Pillar – Turas Station 13

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Colmcille Cross Pillar – the decorated east side

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Castle Carra

Castle Carra
Carra Castle, Cushendun, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Castle Carra
14th century castle occupied by Shane O’Neill who imprisoned Sorely Boy McDonnell there in 1565

Castle Carra

Doagh Holestone

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Doagh Holestone, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Doagh Holestone
Sunset on Donegore Hill through the hole in the holed stone

Doagh Holestone
The setting sun through the hole in the holed stone

Doagh Holestone

Culfeightrin Standing Stones

aka Ballynagloch Standing Stones
St Patrick's Culfeightrin - Standing-Stone
The smaller standing stone at St Patrick’s Church and Graveyard Culfeightrin, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

St Patrick's Culfeightrin - Standing-Stone
The larger standing stone near the entrance to St Patrick’s Church. In the background (far left) the smaller stone.

St Patrick's Culfeightrin - Standing-Stone

Cranfield Old Church

Cranfield Church
Ruins of Cranfield Church, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. 13th century church at Lough Neagh. St Olcan is said to be buried here

Cranfield Church
Cranfield Church with old wooden cross

Cranfield Church
Holy Well at Cranfield Church, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Cranfield Church
Old wooden cross Cranfield Church

Bonamargy friary

Bonamargy friary
Bonamargy friary – contre-jour, Ballycastle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. Built by Rory MacQuillan in 1500

Bonamargy friary
The ruin of Bonamargy friary with the holed cross

Bonamargy holed cross
Bonamargy holed cross, said to mark the grave of Julia McQuillan, the black nun who lived there in the 17th century

Bonamargy friary
The ruin of Bonamargy friary and the graveyard

Bonamargy friary

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Broughanlea Cross

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Broughanlea Cross, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

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There is a carving of a crosier and a tau cross on it

Armoy Round Tower

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Armoy Round Tower, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. The monastery was originally founded in 460 by Saint Olcán

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Armoy Round Tower and St. Patrick Church of Ireland