Visits For January, 2008

Sunday, 6th January 2008

More Bullauns And Another New Bit Of Rock Art

After the excitement of going out filming for RTÉ yesterday I needed something more gentle. Recently Andy Ryan stumbled upon two bullaun stones right next to Ullard (County Kilkenny) church in Kilkenny, so I headed off to see those.

En route I stopped off at another one I only heard about recently and revisited the stone at Kildreenagh (County Carlow). While at Kildreenagh I also hunted out the second bullaun in a field close by. Whilst returning from this stone I spotted an earthfast boulder with a single cupmark - another previously unrecorded piece of rock art within sight of Mount Leinster.

When I reached Ullard I met a couple visiting the holy well near to the bullauns - the well is still in regular use and still believed to cure ailments. I let the couple take the waters before photographing the well. Then the rain came, so my day was cut short, but luckily not by much and I'd seen most of the sites I'd set out to see.

Ballymore Eustace West (Co. Kildare)Bullaun Stone6 New Images
Cloch An Phoill - Aghade (Co. Carlow)Standing Stone4 New Images
Kildreenagh 2 (Co. Carlow)Cross3 New Images
Kildreenagh (Co. Carlow)Bullaun Stone3 New Images
Kildreenagh (Co. Carlow)Bullaun Stone6 New Images
Kildreenagh (Co. Carlow)Rock Art1 New Image
Ullard (Co. Kilkenny)Church3 New Images
Ullard (Co. Kilkenny)High Cross1 New Image
Ullard (Co. Kilkenny)Bullaun Stone3 New Images
Ullard (Co. Kilkenny)Bullaun Stone4 New Images
St. Fiachre's Well - Ullard (Co. Kilkenny)Holy Well3 New Images
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