Visits For November, 2006

Sunday, 12th November 2006

The Ever-Fading Mother of Loughcrew and Other Wonders

Still avoiding the long journey to Waterford to do some much-needed research for the next instalment of the Monu-Mental About series I set off in completely the other direction today to visit Bobsville in County Meath - well you have to go to a place called Bobsville don't you! I went there to see a piece of rock art in the graveyard there, but I found so much more there than I had expected. There is not only a holy well over the road, but there are also some Clonmacnoise-style graveslabs and a rare Tau Cross mounted into the graveyard walls.

After Bobsville I headed for Patrickstown Hill - the most easterly of the Loughcrew hills. On this hill the remains are nowhere near as spectacular as the cairns found on he other hills. One of the cairns, designated cairn X1, did have the most spectacular carving to be found at Loughcrew, but this has now eroded beyond all recognition.

On the way home I stopped off at Kells to look at the crosses in the churchyard again and then went to Rath Dubh at Teltown where I had quite a surprise.

Bobsville (Co. Meath)Rock Art4 New Images
Bobsville (Co. Meath)Grave or Cross Slab4 New Images
Bobsville (Co. Meath)Holy Well1 New Image
Loughcrew - Patrickstown - Patrickstown (Co. Meath)Passage Tomb CemeteryAwaiting New Images
Patrickstown Hill (Co. Meath)Standing Stone3 New Images
Patrickstown Hill (Co. Meath)Standing Stone1 New Image
Cairn X1 - Patrickstown Hill (Co. Meath)Cairn5 New Images
Cairn X2 - Patrickstown Hill (Co. Meath)Cairn2 New Images
Cairn X3 - Patrickstown Hill (Co. Meath)Cairn1 New Image
Cairn Y - Patrickstown Hill (Co. Meath)Cairn2 New Images
Kells (Co. Meath)Round Tower3 New Images
Kells (Co. Meath)High Cross3 New Images
Rath Dubh - Teltown (Co. Meath)Rath4 New Images
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