Bullaun stone 1

St Gobnait's Grave

Stations 3 and 4

Stations 3 and 4 of the Ballyvourney Turas are located at one of the pilgrimages main features St Gobnait's grave. It is a small prehistoric artificial mound with what looks like a megalithic cist at it's centre. It is highly unlikely that St Gobnait was buried in the cist. Located at the south side of the mound is a large stone slab, which may mark the spot of her burial, as pilgrims have scratched a cross onto the slab. This is station 3 of the turas. Station 4 is the slab on top of the cist which also has a cross scored by pilgrims. There are also said to be three bullaun stones present , the third bullaun may be in the slab at the front of station 3.

Station 3 and a possible third bullaun

Station 4

Situated: From St Gobnait's House head west toward the church. The grave is located in the church grounds on your right.

Discovery Map 79: W 1971 7686. Last visit July 2011.

Longitude: 9° 10' 3" W

Latitude: 51° 56' 18" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey Deb Snelson.

Bullaun stone 2

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