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Cona Bhacain

Standing Stone / Menhir


According to the New Statistical Account for Fortingal (1845, v10):
Caisteal coin a-bhacain- the Castle of the dog's kennel.
This bacan, or stake to which the Fingalians tied their stag-hounds, and from which the castle is named, is a thin stone, about 2 and a half feet in height, resembling the letter q, with the small end set into the ground, up on a little green eminence.
It is known as Caisteal a' Chonbhacain, from a remarkable stone in its vicinity, which was till recent times practically an idol.

-from 'The Circular Forts of North Perthshire' by W J Watson, in PSAS for 1912, p30.

Perhaps that's just a less coy version of BigSweetie's quote below.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th March 2008ce
Edited 26th March 2008ce

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