Our second day in Glencolmcille, and again, we were starting out at St. Columba’s Church. A short walk along the road on the same route as the Drum Loop Walk, brought us to a couple of ancient monuments from pre-Christian times. The first was a standing stone, with a hole through the centre at eye height. The stone seems to be pre-Christian, although one side has carvings that were added later during the Christian era.
The narrow standing stone.
The hole near the top of the stone.
The carved side of the standing stone.
The second site was a court cairn tomb which is probably around 5000 years old.
A view back to St. Columba’s Church.
The court cairn tomb.
A roadside view.
A view of St. Columba’s Church through the hedgerow.
Next I would follow the Drum Loop walk part of the way before branching off to hike to the summit of Croaghacullion Hill.