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Glanbannoo Upper

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Glanbannoo Upper</b>Posted by RedBrickDreamImage © Craig Gurney 19 August 2002
Nearest Town:Bantry (5km WSW)
OS Ref (IE):   W053502 / Sheet: 85
Latitude:51° 41' 47.04" N
Longitude:   9° 22' 11.34" W

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Visited 19th January 2012
Nicely set against the backdrop of Mullaghmesha to the East an Imposing stone some 15ft high. It has been incorporated into a field boundary wall.
It is visible from the road and certainly catches the eye as you drive past. For access ask at the farm (Ballyhooley Farm), the farmer is really helpful and let me park in the farm yard. The farm dogs of all shapes and sizes are vociferous but harmless. Go through the two gates and its only 30 yards or so away. Another great West Cork site, with so much atmosphere, despite the electric fences.
Meic Posted by Meic
30th January 2012ce

This is the Mealagh Valley's largest standing stone. It is one of a number interesting sites in the immediate vicinity including, on the opposite side of the road, a ringfort with souterrain and a cup marked stading stone.

In his excellent archaeological survey of the Mealagh Valley, David Myler reports that it stands 15 foot high, is 6 foot wide and 3 feet thick. The stone is rumoured to have markings on it. I noticed none but can report that the stone has began to sprout a fine head of hair. Local rumours also report that the stone was once damaged by a bolt of lightning.

Turn left on the road heading NW from Lough Boffina, turn left again after about a mile and then pull in at the lane on the left. Ask permission to access the site. One of the farms' many barky dogs kept me company on my visit.
RedBrickDream Posted by RedBrickDream
26th August 2002ce

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Glanbannoo Upper (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

About 350 metres down the road from it's big brother ! This one is an oblong shape just over a metre high. Meic Posted by Meic
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