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.
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.
"The Craw Stone" at Crows (or Crouse), Galloway.