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Mysterious stones

Look out for the brown sign for Caldragh Cemetery to step into a peaceful prayerful space. Pre Christian times merge with Christian graves - our ancestors seemed to have no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

saw the janus stone on map so had to investigate. Was easy to find would like to know more about it, had a look around very old cemetary and took a few pics of the janus stone and left a few coins for luck hopefully. Some recent burials and people obviously look after some graves

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

So little is known about these enigmatic figures. I have wanted to see them for years. Unprotected, down a side road, on the edge of a working farm, a simple sign, a small ancient graveyard .....if only stones could talk........they felt like a link to our pre Christian past...... I only hope that they continue to survive unmolested.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Look out for the brown sign for Caldragh Cemetery to step into a peaceful prayerful space. Pre Christian times merge with Christian graves - our ancestors seemed to have no problem with old and new merging together. The Janus stone keeps its own counsel, and interpretations can only ever be that - surmising and speculating on what his 2 faces... More 

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Thank sheffieldeats
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were staying at Lusty Beg island and decided to visit Caldragh cemetery on our leaving just to see the Janus figure and the Lusty man which feature so prominently in literature of the area. I don't know why but we were expecting something huge and awe inspiring almost Easter Island-esque but these figures are modest and of a relatively... More 

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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

cemetery over a thousand years old. Known for the so-called statue of Janus - actually a figure with two faces called Janus as Roman deity.. I do not know to whom that offerings go, but just in case I dropped few coins also.

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

we found the stone circle at drumskinny and was told of the stone statues at boa island, really amazing history, but a bit hard to find as we weren't told to look for the cemetery. Lovely area to explore

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Thank Kathleen S
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Yes the surroundings are untidy. Basically this cemetery is on the edge of a cattle farm. I visited early am and the place was quiet and tranquil. I don't know the history of the stones but they are very well publicised and interesting. It would be easy to miss the signage so if planning to visit use a map.

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Thank Richard M
Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a small cemetery with a 1,000 year old monument - interesting to see. It led us to Lusty Beg Island and the restaurant there which was lovely.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Every time you open a travel mag or brochure about Fermanagh they feature the Janus Figure to encourage you to visit the region and discover this 1500 year double faced stone statue. It is in a rocky, run-down old cemetery which is very dangerous underfoot and very badly needs some TLC! It is a disgrace that the two ancient figures... More 

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Thank John M
Barre, VT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

We were worried we would miss the small sign to Caldragh cemetery but actually found it quite easy to find. We were alone when we arrived, but we soon joined by three other visitors. It was amazing to be so close to something so very old and mysterious. It is clear that the stone was broken and then placed on... More 

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