Megalithomania - Latest Trip http://www.megalithomania.com Ireland's most popular megalithic website en-gb megalithomania@megalithomania.com http://backend.userland.com/rss 600 megalithomania http://www.megalithomania.com/graphics/rss_logo.gif http://www.megalithomania.com 144 30 Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100Coves Brook (Rock Art)Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2279This is one of the most bizarre locations for a rock-art panel you are likely to come across. I say 'one of' because there is at least one more that is similar in Naas. These motifs are on the back of ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)VisitDrannagh (Rock Art)Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2278Another piece of rock-art that was built into a wall. Unfortunately, this one now lies on the ground at the foot of the collapsed section of wall that it came from. It would be really good if this wer ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)VisitKnockroe (Rock Art)Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2277This wonderful piece of rock-art was found build into a field wall when an opening was made in it. Sadly the whole piece had been broken up into at least four parts (only four now remain), before bein ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)VisitKilmashogue (Wedge Tomb)Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/22I can't believe it's been so long since I visited this local tomb. It was one of the first sites I visited and it has a special place in my mind.

I can't add much more about this wedge tomb really, ...<br><br>(20 Images Added)
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The Wart Stone (Bullaun Stone)Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2276I had wanted to see this stone for a long time, but my two previous attempts to find it failed due to somewhat lacking directions. I'll start off by saying it's not strictly a bullaun stone, but is mo ...<br><br>(4 Images Added)VisitKnocklane (Cist)Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2275This cost is set into the top edge of the promontory fort defenses overlooking the entrance to the inner area. It is about 3m long and 50cm wide. ...<br><br>(1 Image Added)VisitKnocklane (Promontory Fort)Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2274I first saw this site from the sea on the way to Inishmurray (County Sligo). From the water you can fully see the huge scale of the earthworks protecting this spit of land.

The first bank is about ...<br><br>(15 Images Added)
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Coolbeg (Wedge Tomb)Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/1113You know, I'd been saying to Tatjana that I'd never been here, and when I got here with her I didn't recognize it at all. Looking at my old pictures I can see why! It was so overgrown 8 years ago when ...<br><br>(8 Images Added)VisitThe Druids' Judgement Seat (Portal Tomb)Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/317I was in the area so I decided to pop in to the Druids' Judgement Seat to see how it was being kept up. The area is still well-maintained, which is great to see. I took a little video, too, while I wa ...<br><br>(2 Images Added)VisitMuiredach's Cross (High Cross)Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/505I very nearly didn't bring my guests here as I was feeling a little run down after our other sites, but I am so glad we did bring them. If you travel from Utah to Ireland you simply have to see a good ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)VisitDowth (Passage Tomb)Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/5Once again it proved a popular choice to visit Dowth after Knowth and Newgrange. Everyone seems to love the 'natural' state of Dowth. The large tree on the side of the cairn is getting truly massive. ...<br><br>(2 Images Added)VisitKnowth - Rock Art (Rock Art)Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/413Today I took some 3D photos of a few of the kerbstones. I hope they turn out ok. The sun was very bright, so it was difficult to get a good shot without a light and dark half! ...<br><br>(8 Images Added)VisitKnowth (Passage Tomb)Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/0When you get American visitors that are into history there's no finer place to take them than Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth to start a trip. Today's guide was excellent, but I don't think the visitor ce ...<br><br>(16 Images Added)VisitSt. Doolagh's Well (Holy Well)Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2273I have lost my original notes for this well, so I'm kinda making it up again. Forgive me if I get anything wrong!

There are two wells here (or it might actually be 3!). One is attached to the only ...<br><br>(6 Images Added)
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Balgriffin (Cross)Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2272This cross currently stands by the side of the R107 at the entrance to the driveway of St. Doulagh's Church. It is a chunky cross with no decoration, and it stands on a modern plinth.

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St. Doolagh's Church (Church)Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2271This church is quite remarkable. The site dates back to the 7th Century and parts of the current building date to the 12th Century, although there is no Romanesque decoration. The church has been grea ...<br><br>(9 Images Added)VisitNewgrange (Passage Tomb)Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/1I can't believe it was five years ago when I was last here. How time flies! My friend Simon, a fellow megalithomaniac (lapsed) was over for a seminar, so I volunteered to take a day off and take him t ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)VisitLeean (Hut Circle)Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2270This group of hut sites is located just below and to the west of the amazing 'boulder circle' (see Leean (County Leitrim)). The walls are very clearly visible and the outline of a couple of structures ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)VisitLeean (Stone Circle)Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2269A stone circle in Leitrim? Well, no, not exactly, but I have no classification for this monument. For that matter, nor does anybody else. Nearby, in Sligo, they have boulder circles and this is about ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)VisitConray (Chambered Cairn)Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/2268It was quite a walk over the mountain to reach this cairn, but it is a pleasant walk and the cairn is in a great location, so it's worthwhile. The cairn occupies a spot on the end of a small promontor ...<br><br>(0 Images Added)Visit