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The Dunamuck stones are the survivors of a group of monuments that at one time included at least two stone circles and possibly a ceremonial avenue.

Dunamuck's strategic position, and perhaps memories of its former ceremonial status, led people to use it for the great Kilmichael Tryst, an important fair and market to which cattle traders came from all over Scotland. On these occasions people used the stones to measure pieces of cloth.

(Taken from Kilmartin by Rachel Butter published by Kilmartin House Trust)
IronMan Posted by IronMan
13th December 2002ce
Edited 13th December 2002ce

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Image of one of the Dunamuck rows. Another image from the collection can be found here.
IronMan Posted by IronMan
25th July 2002ce
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Dunamuck (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

Head for the southern pair of stones visible from the lay-by on the main road. At the corner of the field across the little burn and copse of trees there is a short, gated public pathway between the two fields. At the end of this the two standing stones are down on the right. Enter the field on the left by the gate and the cairn is visible. Head for it and to the left among the weeds lie the two large fallen stones. new abbey Posted by new abbey
13th September 2013ce
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Dunamuck N (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

Only one of the stones is still standing, one having fallen since the photos here were taken. The remaining upright is visible from the southern pair that can be got to easy enough from the lay-by on the main road. At the end of the field there are two fences, a tricky, boggy ditch and a steep bank to be negotiated. Make sure to take a stick and poke the ground to check how firm it is before attempting to cross the ditch. One wellie boot sunk into the mud though the ground had looked stable. Water got in over the top before it could be extracted. Fortunately spare socks were soon to hand. The experience was nearly repeated on the return as well. Watch out - but worth it. new abbey Posted by new abbey
12th September 2013ce

Dunamuck N (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Dunamuck S (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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5th October 2006ce

Dunamuck (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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25th October 2002ce

Dunamuck S (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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