Barnes Lower, county Donegal
C 107 245 - Sheet 2
The larger of two massive standing-stones under a metre apart is over 1.8 metres square,
has many cup-marks (some with large rings) and wide, shallow grooves on its E face.
The smaller one, shaped like a spearhead, has cupmarks and a cross (a relic of Penal times ?) on its W face.
Both faces are lit simultaneously in late morning.
Decorated stones in Britain tend to be important 'marker'stones in astronomical
but I have no information on the alignments of the various stones in Barnes Lower.
In the same townland not far away is a single stone, 1.3 metres high (C108
and farther off, on high ground overlooking Lough Salt (C 122 263), is a three-stone row whose highest stone is 1.2 metres.
See the Field Guide/Gazetteer for another county Donegal petroglyphic
menhir at Ardmore.
and higher-resolution pictures are on the
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