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Darragh Graveyard

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


I found reference to this headstone while parked in the tiny village of Glenroe (which actually does exist). Another time while passing through this area I spotted the sign for the graveyard itself and took a spin to see it. Its not far from the crossroads that is marked with a sign Darragh.
The art itself consists of a cross, a backwards P and a long snaky symbol.
The info board has this to say about it "A large stone, resembling a headstone, which may also be seen in the graveyard, appears to have 'Rock Art' (abstract images carved on stone), which may also date from the Megalithic or Neolithic periods"

I think this is unlikely however and it may more likely be Christian art.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
2nd February 2010ce

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The cross , which is at an odd angle looks like a typical case of christianising a previously marked rock .If the rock was engraved with the cross whilst still groundfast it may explain the angle . Couldn't really make out too much of the other motifs .If they are genuinely prechristian tt wouldn't be the first to end up in a churchyard .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
2nd February 2010ce
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