Visits For January, 2009

Thursday, 1st January 2009

A Great Start To The New Year

I love going out on the 1st January. Everything seems so fresh and it makes me believe that I might just see a lot of stuff this year: start as you mean to go on!

Today I decided to head north to Louth, in particular around Carlingford. There are a few court tombs up there that I haven't been to yet and I wanted to revisit a couple of sites. My route also took me past Clontygora (County Armagh) and I couldn't resist stopping. I attempted to revisit Clermont Cairn (County Louth), but the montain top was shrouded in freezing cloud and the road near to the transmitter was covered in ice! I did manage to go back to the two monuments at Aghnaskeagh (County Louth). I can't believe it's been almost 7 years since I was there.

The two court tombs were very different. The one is just a nice little gallery with no court stones, while the other is just the remnants of the court with possibly the most massive entrance stones I've ever seen.

I finished off the day at the fence-embedded passage tomb at Faughart Lower before heading home to make sure I saw Wallace And Grommit on TV tonight (I missed it on Christmas Day.)

I will be trying to concentrate on Mayo in the main part for my next book. As usual I will head to other areas and I intend to give Tipperary and Limerick a bit more attention as well as some of the midland counties.

Happy New Year to you all!

Commons (Co. Louth)Court Tomb6 New Images
Ballymakellett (Co. Louth)Court Tomb6 New Images
Ballymakellett (Co. Louth)Standing Stone3 New Images
Long Woman's Grave - Windy Gap (Co. Louth)Miscellaneous Site4 New Images
Clontygora (Co. Armagh)Court Tomb5 New Images
Aghnaskeagh (Co. Louth)Chambered Cairn6 New Images
Aghnaskeagh (Co. Louth)Portal Tomb4 New Images
Faughart Lower (Co. Louth)Passage Tomb6 New Images
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