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Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Ballylig</b>Posted by minipixelImage © Philip Hay
OS Ref (GB):   D091380 / Sheet: 5
Latitude:55° 10' 37.38" N
Longitude:   6° 17' 14.46" W

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Got a chance to search out another of the standing stones on the western slopes of Knocklayd mountain. A lump of basalt this time, almost 2m tall, and 1m thick, with a graceful angled cut towards the top. It stands about 1km north of the stone at Tober-bile.

According to the Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record;

The current owner stated that no finds had been made when ploughing close to the stone& that his father had found a similar stone many years ago buried in the adjoining field to NE. The upper shape of this stone suggest that it could be a remnant of a megalithic tomb, possibly a portal stone, but the owner had never heard of any other stones at this location.

Another easy one to access, just 200m or so from a farm lane, with great views all around.
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4th November 2006ce