Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Doonfeeny/Dunfeeny Standing Stone, Co Mayo, Ireland

Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Also known as Cloch Fada (Long Stone) situated in an ancient graveyard

Detail of cross on Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Detail of one of two crosses on Doonfeeny Standing Stone added to Christianise it

Breastagh Ogham Stone

Breastagh Ogham Stone

Breastagh Ogham Stone, Killala, County Mayo, Ireland

Breastagh Ogham Stone

The standing stone is over 3.5 metres in height

Breastagh Ogham Stone

The inscription on one side reads L.GG……SD ….LEGESCAD and on the other side MAQ CORRBRI MAQ AMLOITT, translated as “The Son of Corbbri, Son Of Amloitt”

Clogher Head Standing Stone revisited

Clogher Head Standing Stone

Clogher Head Standing Stone, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry, Ireland

Clogher Head Standing Stone

Clogher Head Standing Stone photographed on my first visit over 30 years ago.

Graigue Standing Stone

Graigue Standing Stone

Graigue Standing Stone, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland

Graigue Standing Stone

The stone has split with one part having fallen onto another large stone

Dungiven Standing Stone

Dungiven Standing tone

Dungiven Standing Stone, Co Derry, Northern Ireland

Dungiven Standing tone

The 2 meter stone is on a mound in a field behind the graveyard of St Patrick’s church, Dungiven

Ballard Standing Stone – the Long Stone

Ballard Standing Stone aka the Long Stone
Ballard Standing Stone aka the Long Stone, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Ballard Standing Stone aka the Long Stone
The stone lies just of a narrow winding road in the beautiful countryside of south Armagh

Ballard Standing Stone aka the Long Stone

Doon Standing Stone

Doon Standing Stone
Doon Standing Stone, Co Sligo, Ireland

Doon Standing Stone
The same stone… in the next field there is another Standing Stone but local flooding prevented approach

Cú Chulainn’s Stone

Clochafarmore Standing Stone aka Cuchulain's Stone
Clochafarmore Standing Stone aka Cuchulain’s Stone, Co Louth, Ireland

Cú Chulainn's Stone
In the Irish saga the Táin Bó Cuailgne (The Cattle Raid of Cooley) Cú Chulainn (the hero of Ulster) is said to have tied himself to a standing stone when mortally wounded. While tied to the stone his enemies feared approaching thinking he lived until the battle goddess Morrigu (Morrígan) lands on his shoulder in the form of a raven. When sure he is dead they approach and Lugaid beheads Cú Chulainn whose sword falls and slices of Lugaid’s right hand, in revenge they cut off Cú Chulainn’s hand.

Owenea Standing Stone

Owenea Standing Stone
Owenea Standing Stone aka Ardara Standing Stone, Ardara, Co Donegal, Ireland