Visits For November, 2007

Sunday, 4th November 2007

Carlow Rock Art Hunt - part 2

I had planned to go to Clare today. However, when I woke up I didn't feel like getting up, so I didn't. When I eventually did so I decided to join Ken again in Carlow. I arrived about lunch time and started asking around for information about one rock art panel, but even the oldest farmer in the townland couldn't help me. I then tried to ring Ken to see where he was, but was somewhat hindered due to the fact that I'd left my mobile phone at home!

I then went to Spa Hill to see Peter Rose, who is the gardian of a very beautiful carved stone. I managed to take some better pictures of this and he showed me 3 other panels on his land. These are not in the same league as the 'proper' Spa Hill stone, but they are tempting pointers to the volume of rock art in the area. Peter is always on the look out for new panels, so don't think it will be too long before more come to light. As I couldn't contact Ken I decided to head home. When I rang to tell him why I hadn't been in contact he told me that he'd been to see one panel that is supposed to be in the National Museum, but is still in situ. I hope to go and see it next Saturday.

Spahill 2 (Co. Carlow)Rock Art2 New Images
Spahill House (Co. Carlow)Rock Art2 New Images
Spahill 3 (Co. Carlow)Rock Art2 New Images
Spahill 4 (Co. Carlow)Rock Art2 New Images
Ardristan (Co. Carlow)Standing Stone4 New Images
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