[visited 27/07/13] Standing alone in the centre of a field on the edge of Rostrevor, this stone is pretty much unknown by locals. We stopped at the gate at first, parking up and then just peering at the stone like onlookers to some private event, then rushing on as we had family to visit. The next day however I made sure we had ten minutes as we went past it so shinned over the gate and had a close look.
This is a decent enough stone coming just up to chest height. I had presumed it would be edge on to the direction of the valley but it's weird cross section meant it was hard to identify any meaningful potential alignment. Its not hard to see why it is located here though, the views are great and the stone is at the start of a pass which leads up and through the Mournes.
Access is fairly easy, just a gate climb and a short walk across a grassy field from the nearest road. The OS Mournes 50k map isn't exactly clear as to it's location, until you realise the marker is some distance from the text saying standing stone in the field towards town from the cemetery on Kilbroney Road.
[visited 28/07/13] Unfortunately I only got to the edge of the field for this one. The large herd of cows and bulls, if the very clear keep out notice was to be believed, blocked my path to the stone. It looks to be a bigun though, over head height and standing proud on a knoll. I suspect the views over Carlingford Lough are pretty good.
Curiously an old photo shows the stone to be encased over half way up with a mound. My limited viewpoint hinted that a lot of that has gone, but a closer look is definitely needed.
Access isn't possible without the farmers assistance, unless you are some kinda freaky cow whisperer.
[visited 28/07/13] To be brutally honest, I thought I hadn't found this and had just snapped a picture of an amazing modern garden ornament. Upon reflection I really wish that was the case. The modernness of the house just makes the whole thing even sadder.
Access is great, though the houseowner might complain if you park your car next to it.