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Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


We visited this remote site on 11 May 2004. Cutting down the forest on the leftside of the road towards the farm was in full progress. The first report of this site regarded a sandstone slab with a cup and four rings, found in the farmyard by L. Main. We spoke to the current owner (not a farmer!) but he was unaware of that slab. He had redecorated the yard and garden and had not seen a decorated stone. Bad luck!
The main site is a ridge with nice carvings. We lifted some turf and found cups with very clear peck-marks.
A bit to the North lies the wooded outcrop rock with cups in line.
The owner told us that the name "Blarnaboard" came from Gealic and meant something like: "Gathering of the Bards". The place survived the Highland clearances because the old barn was used as a market place for the area.
rockartuk Posted by rockartuk
27th August 2004ce

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