Bere Island Standing Stone

The Bere Island standing stone or Gallan is said to mark the exact centre of the island.

It’s located in the townland of Greenane in a place known locally as Ard na Gaoithe (windy height) and is 3m tall. Legend has it that a giant on the mainland threw a stone at the Cailleach Beara/The Old Hag of Beara but it missed and landed on the island. The stone is part of the Beara Way walking loop on Bere Island and can be easily accessed.

Bere Island Standing Stone
Helen Riddell
Bere Island Standing Stone

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