Boa Island

The name Boa comes from the Celtic goddess of war (Badhbh) and signifies the importance of this site in Celtic myth. Here the Janus figures attract visitors all year round. The figures are within Caldragh cemetery on the island. This is a Celtic cemetery dating from 400-800 AD. The taller figure is known as a Janus figure as it contains a back to back carving of a male and female. The second smaller figure is known as the Lusty man and it was originally found in another early Celtic cemetery on Lusty Island which is south of here. Both figures may sometimes by viewed under a canopy as the have already been badly weathered .A ferry from Lustybeg provides access to this.


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