Holestone, county Antrim

J 242 907 - Sheet 14

Nearest village: Doagh


A circular, chamfered hole some 10 cms in diameter at groin height was made by boring from both sides of the slab,
as is usual in such monuments.


A circular, chamfered hole some 10 cms in diameter at groin height was made by boring from both sides of the slab,
as is usual in such monuments.
In a significant degeneration of early progenerative practices lovers plighted their troth
by passing a white handkerchief through the hole.


This stone is echoed by another, larger slab with a similar groin-height hole,
straight across the North Channel at Crows in Galloway. 

Click on the picture to see another fine holed stone.

In 2012 The Holestone became part of


but this has not prevented the dumping of hardcore below the outcrop.

 

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