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<b>Castlelanaght</b>Posted by MeicImage © Michael Mitchell
Also known as:
  • Castlenalaght
  • Caisleanaleacht (Gaelige) and Castlelack (Eng)

Nearest Town:Bandon (6km SSE)
OS Ref (IE):   W486608 / Sheets: 86, 87
Latitude:51° 47' 50.28" N
Longitude:   8° 44' 42.49" W

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Truly a massive row, goes without saying of course. Despite its massive size this wasn't really a highlight site for me, I'm not sure why. Maybe it was the proximity to the house and road which was very unexpected, maybe it was the crappy weather or maybe, just maybe, it was the slight hangover.

The row is odd, the stones are not set with their aixs along the line of the row, they all angle slightly so overhead they would look like the profile of a mutli-blade razor or a giants cheese grater. The stone lying on the ground is an oddity in itself in that it is completely out of character from the rest of the stones and doesn't seem to belong.

I will definitley visit again, hopefully I'll feel different.
CianMcLiam Posted by CianMcLiam
4th January 2006ce

A wonderful row. I'm not sure if it wasn't even more wonderful in the past, as there is a recumbent stone in the row (covered with odd scratches which may just be plough scars) and a low stone at the high end which potentially could have been a fifth, taller stone in the row at some point. ocifant Posted by ocifant
8th July 2003ce