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LECARROWKILLEEN STANDING STONE
LIA LUGHA - THE LONG STONE
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This small standing stone marked on both the OS and Historic maps as 'The Long
Stone', is located south of the village of Neale, 'An Eill', at the junction of the R345 &
R334 and south of Ballinrobe, 'Baile an Roba'. The stone, also known as 'Lia Lugha',
is rectangular in section and measures 1.1m in height, 0.45m in width and 0.15m in
depth. The village of Neale is traditionally identified as the site of the 1st Battle of
Moytirra between the Tuatha De Danann and the Fir Bolg. The Tuatha De Danann
were victorious, led by their warrior god Lugh Lamhfhada who lost his arm in the
battle and it is said that this stone marks the place where his arm is buried. Lugh is the
young warrior god who gave his name to the Celtic festival of Lughnasa.
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53 34' 7.017"N...9 13' 57.662"W