~ About 6 km SW in Letterdeen (L 646 525) is a standing-stone of granite, 1.6 metres high on a small salt marsh at the east end of Streamstown Bay, not far from the water. It has the hunched aspect of several standing-stones, notably Crom Cruaich at Lough Gur in Limerick and Tamnaharry in Down.
~ 8.8 km WSW in Cleggan, picturesquely sited on the N shore of Cleggan Bay (L 605 590), beside a low cliff just 9 metres above the sea, is a court-tomb whose court no longer survives, but whose fine three-chambered gallery retains a large and beautiful roofstone over 3 metres long covering the second chamber and resting on what may be a displaced lintel-stone. This tomb and the two others nearby overlook the island of Inishbofin with an outline which resembles a reclining or sleeping woman.
~ 1.6 km W of Cleggan in another fine setting close to a beach in Sellerna Bay is a bug-shaped court-tomb ('Labbydermot') at Knockbrack (L 590 586), with a gallery 4 metres long which is half filled with sand, shell and bits of stone. It is just 1 metre wide and covered by a single roof slab.
~ 4.3 km NNE of Cleggan, in Legaun (L 592 548) behind a bungalow and below a rocky escarpment is a ruined portal-tomb whose chamber 4 metres long, 1.5 metres wide and 1.6 metres tall would have made it one of the largest portal tombs in Ireland. The portal-stones, however, are only 1.8 metres high.
Just under 5 km SSE of Derryinver (L 701 563) is a good
three-stone row at Baunoge.
Other pairs of quartz blocks occur in Galway and Mayo - e.g. Ballynew (L 626 582), and two at Crocknaraw (L 665 560) - both near the Cleggan tomb (above). A very handsome solitary stone is reported at Garranbaun (L 662 577).
~ 20 km SE is Scrahallia
wedge-tomb (see below).
Aengus or Dún Aonghasa: Stone fort
~ Around 20 km N, amongst the Twelve Bens and the Maamturk Mountains are several stone-rows (see under Derryinver, above.)
Decorated "Celtic cult-stone"
M 630 223
In a field beside a house, up a lane to the N of a by-road, 6 km NE of Loughrea, this remarkable phallic pillar was moved from the Rath (Iron Age farmstead) of Feerwore (Fír Mhór: Big - or Great - Men) in the same townland, where excavations suggested that an open site dating to the last centuries before the Christian Era was later enclosed. The stone is of granite, 90 cms high, and the top half is covered with a continuous abstract curvilinear design carved in relief in the Celtic style known as "La Tène", with a kind of circumcision-line of Greek-key pattern beneath it. The flowing design can easily be interpreted as semen. It is amazing that such a wonderful object - resembling (and obviously as important as) the Navel Stone at Delphi, has survived in Ireland up to the 21st century, remaining outdoors, albeit somewhat spoiled by a concrete surround and hideously-painted cattle-grid. More recently, an ugly shed has been erected in order to protect the stone from vandalism, through whose dirty plastic windows the stone may be glimpsed.
It has a kind of "sister" in the egg-shaped Castlestrange Stone, county Roscommon.