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Darragh Graveyard

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Darragh Graveyard</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79 © 2010
Nearest Town:Kilfinnane (5km NNW)
OS Ref (IE):   R690183 / Sheet: 73
Latitude:52° 18' 56.13" N
Longitude:   8° 27' 16.67" W

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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