Ballybeen, county Down

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In the Eastern Belfast suburb of Dundonald
Nearest town: Newtownards


Though the white daubing may seem like vandalism in a slightly rough housing-estate with some impressive 'Loyalist' murals,
the whitewashing of some stones is an old tradition.
These photos were taken in August, 2007.


The crack on one side of the stone is remarkably similar to one on the capstone of the nearby
portal-tomb at
Greengraves, and the concavity of the top of this stone makes it look very like
a portal-stone.


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