Barnes Lower, county Donegal

C 107 245 - Sheet 2

The larger of two massive standing-stones (less than 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.

Decorated stones in Britain tend to be important 'marker' stones in astronomical alignments,
but I have no information on the alignments of the various stones
in Barnes Lower.

The rule is one metre high.

See the Field Guide/Gazetteer for another county Donegal petroglyphic menhir at Ardmore.

In the same townland not far away is a single stone, 1.3 metres high (C108 239),
and farther off, on high ground overlooking Lough Salt (C 122 263), is a three-stone row whose highest stone is 1.2 metres,
here photographed by Ken Williams and Jim Dempsey.

Jim Dempsey, 2010

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