This single rugged stone sits at the edge of the sea shore amongst pasture over looking Bantry Bay and Whiddy island. It is now partnered by a windswept hawthorn and together they combine to make an evocative statement. Possibly aligned ENE-WSW.
Single standing stones, usually called gallan, have been placed for a multitude of different reasons from marking prehistoric burials, to commemorative or ritualistic purposes.
To get to this solitary stone you have to trudge through boggy pasture, skirting round the field edge until you arrive at the shore. What a fantastic view out across Bantry Bay and towards Whiddy Island. The stone appears to have been shaped, maybe to resemble one of the imposing mountains across the bay?