Kilmichael Glassary Decorated Rock Sheet
Cup and Ring Marks
Even in the Kilmartin area, rich in decorated rock sheets as it is, Kilmichael Glassary is a fine site. There are several rock faces and boulders that have been carved with cup-marks, and the best of these has been fenced off and is in state care.
The sloping rock surface has a fairly dense covering of deep cup marks. What makes this site a little unusual are the rings around some of the cup marks. Several are key-hole shaped rather than round. Others are incomplete rings. Some enclose several cup marks.
8/16 Wide view of the main area looking southwest. Large deep teardrop shaped cups can be seen.
9/16 Wide view of the main rock surface looking down-slope. An oval ring around three cups can be seen in the upper-left part of the decorated area.
10/16 Wide view of the upper rock surface. This area contains large, deep cups with deep gulleys connecting several together.
11/16 Wide view of the mail rock surface looking down-slope.
12/16 Wide view with keyhole-ring around a cup in the foreground.
13/16 Looking northeast across the mail area.
14/16 Detail of the upper area. Some very large and deep cups here, some with wide and deep gulleys to connect pairs of cups.
15/16 Detail of partial rings and gulleys around some of the cup marks.
16/16 Detail of the lower eastern area.