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”

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.

Doagh Holestone

doagh holestone
Doagh Holestone, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

doagh holestone

doagh holestone

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

Kilnasaggart pillar stone

Kilnasaggart pillar stone (Cross inscribed stone)

kilnasaggart stone pillar

The inscription ‘This place, bequeathed by Temoc, son of Ceran Bic, under the patronage of Peter, the Apostle.’

Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone

13 crosses are inscribed on the stone