Tuesday 1 January 2019

Inchinanagh stone group

14th November 2014

We have finished an early morning IWeBS count at Toormore, so decide to nip off up to Bantry then up through the beautiful Coomhoola/Borlin valley and into Kerry.The objective is a strange little stone setting on the Southern slopes of Knockantoreen in Inchinanagh Townland.
Having parked the car at the end of a track. I follow the track  up to where it crosses the stream coming off the mountains. Here I leave the track and head up the boggy hillside, past the old farmhouse and the associated old field system until I eventually reach the stones.
Three small stones - two aligned E-W. The Eastern stone standing at 0.8m x 0.19 x 0.18 leans heavily Southeastward (but is aligned NE-SW).The Western stone just 1.05m away is 0.64m x 0.3 x 0.08. Just by the Western stone is a third stone - barely rising out of the peat at just 0.18m high x 0.47 x 0.04. Small but impressive !
The National Monument Service has this down as an anomolous stone group.

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