A wonderful blog post by Finola and Robert of “Roaringwater Journal” discussing the rock art / cupmarked stone tradition in Co. Cork. Two of the stones discussed are located in Barnabah, on the shores of Lough Hyne.
QUESTION: Is there a real difference between rock art and cupmarked stones?
A joint post by Finola and Robert
In recording the rock art of County Cork so far we have concentrated mainly on those examples described in the National Monuments Records as rock art. In the course of planning the Cork survey, years ago, a decision was made to distinguish between rock art and cupmarked stones and so they are listed separately. However, other counties appear to lump them together, or use the generic term rock art to include stones bearing only cupmarks. In addition, some monuments are classified using their…
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