This national monument is the intriguing Clonfinlough Stone. It is 8 foot x 10 foot and is completely covered with rock art carvings including cup marks, a cross and even a foot print. It was always believed to date from the bronze age, and a recent discovery of a nearby settlement gives weight to this argument. Recent studies, however, have observed similarities between its carvings and carvings found in the north of Spain, particularly in Galicia. The famous Clonmacnoise Monastery, which is located nearby, was connected into the old pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostella. This stone may have therefore been a stopping point for traveling pilgrims, and so suggests that the carvings are in fact Christian and date from the mid 1400′s

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