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Janus Stones and Lusty Man

Off the beaten tourist trap, we didn't know anything about this but happened upon it driving past... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Oakworthgirl
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Keighley, United Kingdom
Great place to pop into to see one of the worlds few Janus stones

We went to Boa Island especially to see the Janus Stones. This graveyard lays at the end of a dirt... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Erikz_nl
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Off the beaten tourist trap, we didn't know anything about this but happened upon it driving past and saw the sign for the cemetery. It was only when we got there that we came across the two statues. Although these 2 stones are situated in...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We went to Boa Island especially to see the Janus Stones. This graveyard lays at the end of a dirt road, quietly tucked away in the bushes. We entered the yard which was quite overgrown and only a few recent stones were placed. The Janus...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We visited on a dull and misty day which, if anything, added to the atmosphere of this very small cemetery with its mix of new and very ancient stones, which include, of course, the Janus statue. In truth we initially just went to see the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Late afternoon, setting sun, peaceful surroundings ...... So many questions .... what do the figures mean, why were they moved ? Known as The Lusty Man, but not for his sexual prowess, rather because he was moved from the Island of Lusty Beg apparently ......More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in while passing to see the Janus figure. It consists of a man on one side and a woman on another. Considering how old the figure is, its remarkably well preserved. Also interesting to see that although the cemetry is hundreds (thousands?) of years...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Easy access to drive from Ballyshannon on the road North side of Lower Lough Erne ( left turn near Beleek ) We had the place to ourselves and the Janus stone was impressive for anyone with history / archaeology on their mind....not a "generic tourist...More

1  Thank Ed I
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

saw the janus stone on map so had to investigate. Was easy to find would like to know more about it, had a look around very old cemetary and took a few pics of the janus stone and left a few coins for luck hopefully....More

1  Thank shazr1
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank emerpaschal
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Look out for the brown sign for Caldragh Cemetery to step into a peaceful prayerful space. Pre Christian times merge with Christian graves - our ancestors seemed to have no problem with old and new merging together. The Janus stone keeps its own counsel, and...More

2  Thank sheffieldeats
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