Cloich Cheann Fhaola
In local mythology, this is the stone where Mac Aneely a local mainland chieftain was beheaded by Balor, the mythological king of Tory Island. A red stain said to be the blood of Mac Aneely can be seen on the stone.
The stone is called Cloich Cheann Fhaola – The Stone of the Head of Mac Aneely. You can read the full story here.
In 1774 Wybrant Olphert of Ballyconnell House raised the stone on a 16ft high pillar. The monument can be found next to CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola’s pitch.
For local information check out the Towns Facebook page here.
You will find plenty of activities and sights in and around the monument (Click on the links below for more details):-
- Muckish Railway Walk
- Kitty’s Kayak
- Cloughaneely Golf Club
- Tourist Information Centre
- Ballyness Way
- Town Park
- Ray Cross- Cros Ráithe
- Drumnatinney Beach – Falcarragh Back Strand
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