sited across a little valley E of the Clonakilty-Rosscarbery
road on a ledge of the hillside 2.4 km E of Rosscarbery, and
approachable through a farm to the SW of a by-road leading SW
off the Rosscarbery-Clonakilty road to the NE of the tomb.
Together with the tomb at Arderawinny, this picturesque
monument lies outside the general portal-tomb distribution.
It has a tilted capstone 3.9 metres long over an unusually long
chamber 4.8 by 1.2 metres, approached by a rudimentary funnel-shaped
court which betrays its court-tomb derivation.
What appears to be double-walling round the chamber has led
to the monument being classified as a wedge tomb, a view strengthened
by the length of the chamber. But these stones may be fallen
corbels, and its orientation to the E would be unique among
the 400 known wedge-tombs, and so most authorities regard it
as a portal-tomb. Its features suggest, however, that it is
a hybrid structure, and of course there must have been much
interpenetration and influence between the different (or not-so-different)
cults and world-views that we assume the different monuments
~ A little
over 850 metres to the N is Bohonagh axial-stone circle.
tomb is 4 km WSW of Skull and about 90 metres N of the road
from Skull to Toormore Bay. in a little hollow, facing into
a low cliff.
Arderawinny and Ahaglaslin are a pair of outlier Portal-tombs
in SW Cork, overspilling from the main group in the SW of Ireland.
The one at Arderawinny is well preserved, though leaning towards
the S. It has two overlapping capstones above a narrow chamber
which is almost blocked by a tall doorstone. Remnants of its
km WSW and 20 metres to the W of the same road, where it meets
Toormore Bay, in Altar (V 858 303) is a Wedge-tomb one
of whose two capstones has slipped and is now leaning against
the front (W) end of the tomb - which points directly towards
Mizen Head. It is 2.4 by 2.2 metres with a square piece (? intentionally)
knocked off. The other capstone is 2.7 by 2.1 metres. Some of
the low orthostats and nearly all of the cairn are missing.
Excavations in 1989 showed that the tomb had continuous activity
surrounding it from around 2000 BCE to 1400 AD! Somewhat sterilely
furnished with its own car-park and information board, the structure
has undergone some renovation, but the concrete that now holds
up the walls is well hidden.
km NNW in Toormore, immediately S of the R.951
(V 855 308) is another ruined wedge-tomb of similar design,
excavated in 1990, whose single roofstone rests on rather
walls. No traces of a covering cairn were found. Five separate
'depositional events' occurred between 1800 and 1600 BCE, soon
after the construction of the monument. The O.S. map shows it
in the wrong place: it is actually in the garden of the pub
to the east of the road junction.
~ 7 km
NE in Rathcoole (V 940 333) is an overgrown male/female
pair of stones standing in their own little field. They are
aligned north-south, with the male (more pointed and slightly
taller) stone at the north around 1.5 metres high.
6 km ENE in Skull (or Schull) (V 934 318) is a
standing-stone some 1.7 metres tall, on the driveway to The
Standing Stone Gallery & Exotic Plant Centre. Click
for a photo byJim
~ 10 km
NNE on open moorland in Dunbeacon (V 927 393) is a circle
of 6 stones still standing (at odd angles) and 5 prostrate,
including one at the centre. As at Bohonagh and Drombeg,
the sea is visible through a fold in the hills to the W.
a fine view from its exposed position over Bantry Bay 7.2 km
WSW of Lauragh Bridge and about 500 metres SSE of the R 571
road, approachable by farm-lane and across bogland, this fine
axial-stone circle has stones similar to the pillar-like slabs
of the smaller circle at Drombohilly (Kerry), 9.6 km NE. In
this circle also 9 stones survive, with some unfortunately missing:
one can be seen in a field-fence some distance to the N. They
range from l30 cm to almost 2 metres in height. Outside the
circle, to the E, is an associated standing stone. The axial
stone is, unusually, set with its long axis vertical.
km NE is a small (bushy) stone circle at Glashaninnaun
(V 719 565) comprising four massive stones two metres high by
two metres broad enclosing a space only 4 metres in diameter.
km W is the tall Ogham-inscribed standing
stone at Faunkill-and-the-Woods.
km SSW is another fine circle at Derreenataggart West.
than 4.5 km E is Shronebirrane stone circle, Kerry.
than 4.5 km NE is a 5-stone circle at Cashelkeelty (V
W 018 387
SE of Bantry and l.6 km SSW of Ballybane House, immediately
to W of a by-road on a sharp bend, a large area of horizontal
rock surface (not pitted like most of the surrounding surfaces)
is decorated with circles and ovals up to 60 cm in diameter,
at least one cup-mark and several long straight lines, some
of which are parallel. The grooves are unusually wide.
map indicates another group a couple of hundred metres NNW.
km SW is Arderawinny portal-tomb.
km SE are Gurranes alignment and Rathdrum
Monastic Site, Cross-pillar, etc.
W 198 768
13.6 km WNW of Macroom, beside a by-road leading S from the
N 22 road between Ballyvourney and Ballymakeery, may be of extreme
antiquity. 'St Gobnait's House' or 'St Gobnait's Kitchen' is
a circular hut (partly restored) with an internal diameter of
6 metres. It was occupied in the Early Christian period by workers
in bronze and iron-smelters. In the graveyard across the road
is "St Gobnait's Grave": a small mound with 3 bullaun stones
and the abandoned crutches and offerings of hopeful pilgrims.
Ballyvourney is the scene of a 'pattern' still performed,
and St Gobnait, a virgin whose emblem is the fertility symbol
of the bee, is credited with the cure of the sick. (A legend
connected with St Gobnait has given the name to the townland
of Lackavihoonig: the flagstone of the thief. The saint fastened
the thief and the cow and calf he stole on to the flagstone
on which they were standing at the fateful meeting. The stone
has the imprints of feet and hooves upon it.)
The 'stations' of the pattern are marked by crosses incised
by supplicants on stones, boulders, and gate-posts. The mediæval
church incorporates a mutilated sheela-na-gig
above the 15th century S window (regarded as an image
of the Saint and touched during the performance of the 'pattern')
- and a human-mask voussoir, known as 'The Black Thief',
from a Romanesque arch, now on the W side of the chancel arch.
1.2 km ESE in a glade in Shanagloon townland are "St
Abbán's Grave" (a small cairn), a bullaun stone, and three
Ogam stones. A fourth has been removed. The others have been
~ At the
other side of the main road, in the middle of a large field
800 metres down a by-road (first turn on left past Ballymakeery
if going in the direction of Macroom) is "St Gobnait's
Stone", found at the site of a dry Holy Well nearby. It
is a fine cross-pillar some 90 cm above ground, bearing on each
face a cross-pattée
of arcs inscribed in a double circle. On one face this is surmounted
by a small crozier-carrying figure with parted hair, resembling
a portrait in the Book of Durrow.
km NNW of Ballyvourney, E. of a lane leading from the main road
towards Lough Carrignafurark, in Slievereagh, are 2 large,
pointed stones 3.3 metres and 1.2 metres high, whose parallel
perpendicular faces are only 70 cm apart. Behind them is a low
slab, apparently for support. Two stumps lie on either side
of the stones, making the monument appear like the remains of
13 km NNW is another ritual site at Shrone Beg (county
W 485 873
the best-known alignment in the area, 13.6 km SW of Mallow,
on a hill to the W of the Mallow-Coachford road about 1.6 km
SW of Bweeng. Known as 'An Seisear' (The Six), five stones
from 1.8 metres to 3 metres high are standing, while a sixth
is rich in prehistoric remains, especially Standing-stones.
~ A short
distance NW and close to Bweeng in Glandine (W
482 889) is a pair of stones sited in a field beside a deep
valley overlooked by the strange 'Monkeys Bridge'. The taller,
pointed stone is 3.3 metres and the smaller, more rounded one
is 2 metres high.
km S by W is Gowlane North Stone Circle.
~ 2.9 km NE in Bweeng
(W 508 890) is a wedge-tomb whose N side is in excellent condition,
probably because of buttress stones. All the roofstones survive,
but the orthostats on the S side (uphill) have collapsed, tilting
the roofstones up. Since the cairn on the N side would have
had to have been huge, it is unlikely that more than a token
one was built.
km NNW are other alignments in Garrane.
Stone Circle and Boulder-burial
W 308 368
2.4 km E by N of Ross Carbery, to the NW of the road from Ross
Carbery to Clonakilty, halfway between it and the by-road leading
to Quaker's Crossroads, four out of the original 13 large stones
of this impressive circle are missing, and 3 were re-erected
after excavation. The 2 portal stones are 2.4 metres high and
are set radially. The axis from these to the large axial-stone
on the W side points to sunset at the equinoxes.
metres E of the circle is a boulder-burial,
resembling a low, miniature dolmen whose large capstone has
seven or more small cup-marks on its upper surface. Two of the
three small supporting stones are of quartz; a fourth has been
uprooted. A loose slab nearby also bears cup-marks. The complex,
which included a rectangular wooden house (excavated) was revealed
to be of Bronze Age date, as might be expected.
metres SW and 1.5 km) E of Rosscarbery, a short distance W of
a by-road in Burgatia (W 303 355), is another boulder-burial,
comprising a large boulder resting on the inner edges of 2 flat-topped
blocks, one of which is a quartz conglomerate.
metres S of Bohonagh is Ahaglaslin portal-tomb.
nearby stone circles are at Knocks, (W 299 457), Drombeg
and Reanascreena South.
Stone-rows and circle
W 278 795-9
group of monuments is 10 km due S of Millstreet and 9.6 km NW
of Macroom, and 4 km WNW of Scrahanard wedge-tomb, to
the E of a long track leading to Carriganirtane. About 150 metres
E of the track is a stone-row 9 metres long of six stones 90
cm apart, two of which have fallen. The tallest stone still
standing is 180 cm high; the southernmost stone (fallen) is
2.75 metres long.
~ Another row (at W 279 793), visited by my colleague Tom FourWinds, comprises five standing and none fallen. The
stones form an east-west aligned row on the top of a rounded
platform. To the north and south low, rocky hills block the
views. To the east and west are fine panoramas.
~ 500 metres NNW (up the track, but not visible from it, at
W 278 798) is another alignment, connected perhaps with a (?)
tumulus about 100 metres E of the track, of four stones, grooved
on top, l metre apart, and respectively 3.3, 2.75, 2.4 and 2.1
metres high. Close to the E end of the row is a 5-stone axial-stone
circle, whose two portal stones are still visible; two other
stones are incorporated in a field fence, and one stone is missing.
S of the tumulus is an isolated standing stone 1.5 metres high.
of the second alignment, farther up the hill, is a third.
metres N, just S of the summit of Carriganirtane hill, in Carriganirtane
is a fine low wedge-tomb nearly 4 metres long with 3 roof stones
and some double-walling on both sides.
~ On the
W side of the track leading up to Cabragh and Carriganir-tane,
in the townland of Clashmaguire (W 280 786) can be seen
a fine pair of standing stones which seem to fit into the category
km S of the Clashmaguire pair and 1.8 km S of the Cabragh alignment
(W 282 775) in Caherkeegane is a fine standing-stone.
V 765 355
6 km WSW
of Kilcrohane, about 120 metres N of the road to Sheep's Head,
near the townland of Ballyroon. Caherurlagh is a very small
townland, and once it is located, the stone can be found with
local help. When I saw it in the nineteen-seventies it was lying
prostrate on the W side of the fence to a field which occupied
the site of a stone fort. The entrance to the field was said
to be the entrance of the fort. The half-buried stone is 2.25
metres long and the hole is 13 cm in diameter and 12 cm deep.
The centre of the hole is 43 cm from one end and 13 cm from
one edge. The house nearby used to be occupied by a healing
man who, amongst other cures, made a barren sow fertile by laying
a hand on her through the hole. The stone has lain prostrate
for at least 70 years.
stones see Doagh, Antrim and Hurlstone,
W 371 835
by an amphitheatre of hills, 2.8 km N by E of Ballynagree and
11.2 km NNE of Macroom, about 150 metres to the E of a good
track leading up to the monument-rich Boggeragh mountains, at
a point where the track dips into a valley, this fine axial-stone
circle, 8.2 metres in diameter, comprises sixteen stones and
a misplaced one. They vary in height from almost 90 cm down
to just over 30. Unusually, the long, straight-edged axial stone
is not the lowest; the highest is next to the lower of the two
portal stones. In the middle of the circle is a boulder.
250 metres N, in the next field, at the edge of a coniferous
forest and near the river Laney, is another circle of classic
5-stone, D-shaped type, whose axial stone has a (naturally)
bevelled upper surface.
under 1 km S (W 371 829) is a seriously disturbed alignment
of at least four stones, only one of which remains in its original
position. Three others were removed and now stand as gate-posts
nearby. A fourth may not have belonged to the row. Another stone-row
lies just over 1 km E (W 383 829).
over 2 km SE is one of two circles in Oughtihery townland
(W 391 821), a very neat five-stone construction just 3.2 metres
in diameter, with field-stones dumped inside. The overlooking
hill feels important to the site. It and the circle, and a large
4-metre-high and sculptural standing-stone 2 fields away (W
393 822) form a line.
The other Oughtihery circle is on sheet 80 at R 416 802:
a multiple-stone circle of which only 5 stones (including the
N by W of Bandon and about 70 metres W of a by-road, this superb
alignment commands fine views and comprises 4 stones increasing
in height from 2.2 to over 3.4 metres. A prostrate stone between
the two smallest is not original. In the next field, 400 metres
to the N, is a boulder-burial: a large rounded boulder is set
on 3 supporting stones between 40 and 60 cm high, and a little
above a fourth stone. 200
metres from the alignment (W 486 612) is a single standing-stone
1.4 metres tall.
Beg: Stone circles, etc.
W 305 852
In Millstreet Country
below and within sight of Knocknakilla Hill and its many megaliths
- see under Glantane East) is
a 'complex' of stones and circles described as follows by Ken
"The park has a visitor centre, restaurant,
gardens, water courses complete with jumping salmon, wandering
deer - and this magnificent Bronze Age site.
"When you first see it after a 15-minute walk from the
visitor centre, the first thing that springs to mind is how
well preserved is the medium sized circle with its low stones.
You can't help wondering about the intriguing arrangements of
stones surrounding it. Then you read the information board and
find out that the 'circle' is in fact that curious arrangement
of slabs that looks like it cannot decide whether it is a ruined
portal- or wedge-tomb. When complete this must have looked more
like a five stone rectangle. The portals are set radially and
the remaining side-stone, its cropped opposite partner and the
axial form a neat box. The stones still (barely)
standing are mostly over
1.2 metres tall. A pile of 'left-overs' lies to one side.
circle is almost perfectly circular, and could have been transplanted
from Beaghmore in Tyrone;
it is similar in size to the smaller circles there, but obviously
the radial setting of the stones make this example remarkable,
if not unique. Near the centre is a fallen stone about one metre
long. To the NW is an alignment of three fallen stones; to the
SW of this row are two more prostrate long stones. To the SE
of the circle is a outlier (1.5 metres high) which has almost
fallen into the circle itself. Other stones jut out of the grass
metres W of the alignment is a stone circle (W 274 872).
W 443 784
20 metres SE of the ruined church of Aghabulloge, 7.2 km NW
of Coachford, to the E of a by-road leading NW of the road from
Aghabulloge to Rylane Cross, is a damaged Ogam stone 1.5 metres
high, also bearing 3 plain crosses, and crowned with Caipín
Olainn (St Olann's Cap), a lump of quartzite. Originally
there were two superimposed stones, but because of the phallic
character and popularity of the monument (as a cure-stone for
barrenness, headaches, etc.) a local priest removed them. They
were promptly replaced by the present caipín.
metres N, in a field, is "St Olann's Stone", a boulder
with "the Saint's Footprints".
400 metres NNE of the church, by the W side of the road from
Aghabulloge to Rylane Cross is "St Olann's Well",
a corbelled, clochán-like well-house with an ivy-covered
hawthorn-tree growing out of it. Nearby is a second Ogam stone,
just under 2.7 metres high, which reads RQIDEGO. On the 5th
of September there is a pattern around the caipín,
stone, and well. This is evidently a site of great antiquity,
only superficially Christianised.
round about is littered with stone circles, standing stones,
and Ogam stones:
km N is Rylane stone circle.
km NW is the more easterly of the two Oughtihery circles.
km NNW is Knocknagoun wedge-tomb.
km NNE is Beenalaght alignment.
km W are the monuments around Scrahanard wedge-tomb.
Stone circle and megalithic landscape
V 935 583
marks the stone circle, one of several stone-rows (mostly fallen)
and a boulder-burial
- but there is reportedly more besides (including hut-sites)
on a remote plateau above Glengarriff with panoramic views to
East, South and West. The nearby laneway seems to be lined with
850 metres NW, in the 'Burial Ground' marked on the map,
is a fine megalithic bullaun.
Several kilometres SE, in Gortnacowly (W 088 543) are
the dramatic remains of a fine four-poster circle, the tallest
of whose three long stones is 3.2 metres high. The fourth stone
was apparently still standing at the end of the 19th century.
km SW in Ballynahown (V 843 516) are the remaining two
sidestones and a roofstone of a little wedge-tomb offering fine
views over Bantry Bay, and aligned to midwinter sunset over
a spur of Hungry Hill to the SW.
West: Stone Circle
N 665 463
1.2 km WNW of Castletown Berehaven and 50 metres N of "The
Beara Way", eight of the post-like stones of this neat
circle are standing, including one of the radially-set portal
stones. The other portal stone has broken, and three other stones
of the circle have fallen. The axial stone is a fine slab 1.2
metres high and 2.1 metres long.
Almost 1 km east of Derreenataggart is Chaislain Bheara
standing stone, fenced in on a rocky outcrop close to some recently
built houses (V 673 458). It stands 3.2 metres high, and is
under 10 km NNE is another circle of post-like stones at Ardgroom
km NNE at Kilmackowen (V 680 495) are a standing-stone
and wedge-tomb. A fine slab some 3.5 metres tall and 1 metre
broad stands on the northwest face of Eagle Hill in the Slieve
Miskish Mountains to the north of Castletownberehaven. A stile
thoughtfully put up by the landowner into the next field leads
to a charming little wedge-tomb on a small raised platform.
Both its sides are formed using single slabs and there is some
close-set double walling on the northern side. The front is
open to the west. A single triangular roofstone covers the unsegmented
A very unusual and significant arc of stones runs down the field
and across to the standing stone in the next field. This does
not appear to be any form of field boundary, because it does
not extend beyond either monument.
under 8 km NE in Cloontreem (V 694 489), spectacularly
sited close to the "O'Sullivan Beara Way" in the Slieve
Mish mountains above Castletownberehaven is a dramatic but ruined
wedge-tomb, with two fine façade-stones still standing
like portals, and a large, squarish roof-stone leaning against
the only side-stone not to have fallen.
over 6.4 km N by W is the tall Ogam-inscribed standing stone
~ A little
over 8 km E by S, in Ardaragh on Bear (or Bere) Island
(linked to the mainland by-road) is a wedge-tomb) close to a
lane from the old British naval rifle range to Rerrin hamlet.
It comprises a collapsed main chamber about 5 metres long, the
front (W) end of which is a short portico or antechamber with
a septal stone 1.3 metres high.
Stone Circle and Cooking-place
W 247 352
out of the original 17 stones of this impressive circle (2.4
km E of Glandore, 250 metres down a path to the E of a by-road)
survive, the most westerly of which is the fine axial, which
has two egg-shaped cup-marks, one with a surrounding ring. The
two portal stones (1.8 metres high) are as usual on the NE side.
Radio-carbon tests on the cremated burial found in the centre
of the circle gave a date between 150 BC and 130 AD, though
the circle itself is almost certainly Bronze Age. The long-continued
use and re-use of sacred sites is not uncommon in Ireland (see
Altar under Arderawinny, above). This
is one of the few megalithic sites on the Tourist Trail, and
it has suffered accordingly from the feet and eating-habits
of people who have no particular interest in stone circles or
megaliths in general. And
instead of the horribly-inappropriate 'official' gravel, white
quartzite chips would be much more in keeping with ancient tradition.
over 30 metres to the W are the remains of 2 conjoined round
huts, the larger of which had a timber roof supported by a central
post. The smaller hut had a cooking-oven on its E side. From
the huts a causeway leads to a cooking-place containing a hearth,
a well, and a trough in which water was boiled by dropping in
hot stones — almost 350 litres could be boiled within 15 minutes
of the stones being dropped in. The presence of the stone circle,
huts, and cooking-place suggests that annual or seasonal gatherings
took place at a sacred site down to the fifth century AD, the
dating obtained for the cooking-place.
stone circles of Bohonagh and Reanascreena South
are not far away.
W 215 608
alignment, 1.6 km W by N of Poulnaberry Bridge, comprises five
stones (some broken), ranging from 1.4 to 3 metres high. It
is beautifully situated and commands a splendid view.
km ESE, in Inchincurka (W 233 596), 1.6 km E by N of
Poulnaberry Bridge and 150 metres (in the second low, lush field)
N of the road, is a wedge-tomb. Though it has been used as a
dump for field-stones, its state of preservation and accessibility
make it worth visiting. The narrow wedge-shaped gallery (3 metres
long) is covered by three overlapping roofstones. Its characteristic
flat façade (facing West) is formed by two stones 1.4
metres high, and much of the tightly-set double-walling survives.
There is no evidence, however, of a portico or antechamber.
~ 5 km
SSW in Inchireagh (W 190 564) is an easily-accessible
but inelegant example of a 5-stone circle, some 2.5 metres in
diameter, with a tiny axial stone - and fine views of the hills
to the SW.
km W by N of Farranahineeny, about 1.2 km SW of Cloghboola Bridge,
and about 85 metres N of the road, in Cloghboola, (W
142 613) a small neat wedge-tomb, one metre high with a capstone
2.4 by 1.5 metres, is hidden, unfortunately by a dreary forestry
plantation. I have not yet managed to visit this tomb, nor any
of the other megaliths in the area, including a reported stone-row
at Cornery, about 1 km NE of the bridge and 25 metres
SE of the road (not marked on the map); wedge-tombs in the hills
to the N in Carrigamuck; and "Bord na Rí",
a remote but promising-sounding wedge-tomb in Derryriordane
(W 133 617) just S of a stream flowing down from Douce Mountain.
~ 6 km N of this unvisited group is the fine wedge-tomb at Keamcorravooly.
V 657 529
The slender and splendid pillar-stone stands 5.1 metres high.
It is to be found just over 200 metres SE of the Coastguard
Station at Ballycrovane harbour in a field to the W of the road.
Visitors may be charged for crossing the field, but the stone
can be seen well from the nearby roads. It was probably erected
long before the Ogam was cut into it, because of the bad placing
of the upper letters of the inscription, which reads:
MAQI DECCEDDAS AVI TURANIAS (Of the
son of Deich, descendant of Torainn).
m SSW (a short distance SW of the main road) is an axial-stone
circle of eight very low stones at the end of a low mound.
km) E is the stone circle at Ardgroom Outward.
over 6.5 km S by E is another circle at Derreenataggart
Close to the village of Knockroe (V 599 413) the slender
Cahermore standing-stone, some 3 metres tall, with its
broader sides facing east/west, is not visible from the main
road, but affords fine views. According to a local informant,
the already-leaning stone fell over after a spell of wet weather
in the 1980s. His father (plus friends) re-erected it using
a JCB. Parking is in a lay-by approximately 250 metres west
of the gate to the site.
W 478 911
NW of Bweeng and 11.2 km SW of Mallow, just visible on the rising
slope 200 metres S of a T-junction at the bridge over the Duvglasha
river, this fine alignment (or stone-row) offers a panoramic
view across the valley of the river Blackwater. It comprises
three stones close together and measuring from 2.5 to over 3.7
metres high. A fourth one has fallen.
stone stands about 100 metres SE, and there is a second row
(of 3 stones) 300 metres S, beyond a strip of conifer-plantation.
300 metres ESE is a cashel with remains of circular stone
huts inside, and a nearby souterrain.
km NNW, about 900 metres E by N of Lahuran crossroads, in Gneeves,
is another, unusual, alignment of 3 stones whose broad faces
are parallel, but not in line. The highest is 2.6 metres.
km due S, and 20 metres NE of the road from Bweeng to Lomburdstown,
4.8 km NW of Bweeng, is Lackendarragh holed stone. It
is in an enclosure known as Kilkillin (cut through by
the road), which seems to have been an early Christian graveyard.
Nearby is a souterrain. The slab is 122 cm high and 2.7 cm thick.
At the S edge is a curving hole, probably formed naturally,
5 cm in diameter, 11.3 cm on its long side, and 5 cm on its
short side. A report in the 19th century alleged that 'handkerchieves'
(probably rags) were passed through it to cure wounds. Skulls
have been found round about, and many local stories of supernatural
moving lights, etc, are associated with the site.
2.2 km S in Glandine townland (W 482 889) is another
pair of standing-stones, sometimes erroneously listed as Monkey's
Bridge. They are on a fairly steep, east-facing slope overlooking
a relatively deep glen overlooked by the strange phenomenon
of Monkey's Bridge, with a fast-flowing stream at its bottom.
The N stone is 3 metres tall, pointed and slender, while the
other is a more rounded, slab-like stone a metre shorter. This
could put them into the male/female category of stone pairs,
but it seems more likely that they are the remains of a longer
km SE is the wedge-tomb at Bweeng (see under Beenalaght).
km SSE is Beenalaght alignment.
km ESE is Kilquhane holed stone - see under Greenhill.