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Janus Stone

Easy access to drive from Ballyshannon on the road North side of Lower Lough Erne ( left turn near... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ed I
Worth seeking out

The little graveyard is most famous for the Janus figure stone- which, like the god Janus,has two... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
HarveyIreland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy access to drive from Ballyshannon on the road North side of Lower Lough Erne ( left turn near Beleek ) We had the place to ourselves and the Janus stone was impressive for anyone with history / archaeology on their mind....not a "generic tourist...More

Thank Ed I
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The little graveyard is most famous for the Janus figure stone- which, like the god Janus,has two faces, one looking forward and one back, though both sides aren't faces, if that makes sense It's considered to be a fertility symbol.(See picture below) The nearby Lusty...More

Thank HarveyIreland
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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....More

1  Thank shazr1
Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank emerpaschal
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...More

2  Thank sheffieldeats
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...More

2  Thank Jonathan L
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.

1  Thank Gajosinskas
Reviewed 29 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

Thank Kathleen S
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...More

Thank Richard M
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.

Thank Alexandria-family
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