The Big Stone

An Chloch Mhór: The big stone

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Legend has it that this stone was thrown across Carlingford Lough during an encounter between Finn Mac Cool and his Scottish counterpart Benandonner.

In the contest Finn was victorious and Benandonner fell in County Louth where his body can be seen in the silhouette along the summit of Slieve Foy. PNONI Mícheál B. Ó Mainnín

Depending on what you want to believe the more realistic story is that this giant 30 ton granite boulder was left by retreating ice during the last ice age.

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Taken from below Slieve Martin & Slievemeen by Jarlath Gray 2009. Beyond the stone is Carlingford Lough and Warrenpoint.

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