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Beltany Stone circle

"A Druidical temple somewhat resembling that at Stonehenge in size and structure…The place is called Baltony, a name not uncommon in some districts of Ireland. It is supposed to be a corruption of Baal tinné, the ‘fire of Baal,’ — intimating a spot where that Deity was particularly worshiped in Ireland…Among the rigid Presbyterians of the North, such remains of antiquity are lightly regarded because they are deemed remnants of superstition and idolatry, although some respect has been paid to them by its respected proprietors."

Mr. & Mrs. Hall, Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, etc., 18411
tjj Posted by tjj
6th February 2016ce
Edited 6th February 2016ce

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