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...更多
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...更多
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...更多
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.
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
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.