Geata an Ghlas Ghaibhnigh
A pair of standing stones on the NE slopes of Croaghmarhin, commanding an extensive view over the crescent of lowlying land which surrounds Smerwick Harbour.
The stones, set 4.15m apart in a NE-SW line, stand at opposite sides of the E-W running field wall into which they are incorporated. The NE stone is 2.77m high and measures 1.2m x at least .4m at base; the SW stone is .25m higher, and measures 1.3m x at least .5m at base.
The stones are known locally as 'Geata an Ghlas Ghaibhnigh', from their traditional association with the miraculous cow of that name.
The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, ‘Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne’ (1986), no. 55. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Date of upload: 3 August 2013