Birhtplace of St. Columba

This is the birthplace of Saint Columba, also called Columbcille, in Gartan, Donegal, Ireland. More about St. Columba (Columbcille) is at There is a megalithic stone monument that pre-dates Columbcille by thousands of years. People place coins on one of the stones of the megalithic monument. According to a story told by Rev John R.Walsh. PP of the Derry diocese, the stone is where Columbcille slept and now it has miraculous powers to cure loneliness and sorrow. The stone has cups carved into its surface.

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A fallen stone monument. One large stones has many cups carved into it as was common for megalithic monuments. There are coins placed on the stone.

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