Drumcoo, county Fermanagh

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Nearest village: Belcoo

The standing-stone, 2.2 metres high, known as Crom Cruaích.

Natural features of the stone suggest a striding man (armless and headless) - but its height, profile and slanted top
suggest rather that it might be a surviving portal-stone of a destroyed portal-tomb.

A report in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, however, mentions a dubious
"...local tradition that a partially-carved standing stone now in Drumcoo, near Belcoo,was moved from beside the [Killinagh, county Cavan] cursing-stone, of which it was the principal idol, to protect and conceal it from the zeal of Christian missionaries."

 

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