Visits For January, 2007

Sunday, 14th January 2007

Coast To Coast

For some strange reason I got the urge to head west and visit the piece of rock art at Boheh in Co. Mayo known as St. Patrick's Chair. With this in mind I did some research into other sites in the area that I could visit whilst I was over there and made a list ... that I promptly ignored once I arrived in Mayo.

After visiting the first few sites on my list I quickly decided that the nice weather and the long drive deserved something special and the amazing, remote court tomb at Aillemore topped the list. What an amazing place!

Several of the sites I visited are on a new tourist route - The Clewbay Archhaeological Trail - that takes in some very interesting and diverse monuments such as Boheh rock art, Srawhee wedge tomb and some churches. This trail is very a welcome addition to the tourist map! I've not seen an image of Srawhee looking as tidy as it does now.

The best part of the journey was definitely Aillemore, but a stone pair right on the Atlantic coast came a very close second.

Ballinillaun (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb4 New Images
Knockshanbally (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb2 New Images
Balla (Co. Mayo)Round Tower4 New Images
Ballaghfarna (Co. Mayo)Standing Stone1 New Image
Aghagower (Co. Mayo)Round Tower1 New Image
Knappaghmanagh (Co. Mayo)Grave or Cross Slab1 New Image
St. Patrick's Chair - Boheh (Co. Mayo)Rock Art12 New Images
Srahwee (Co. Mayo)Wedge Tomb5 New Images
Aillemore (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb8 New Images
Cloonlaur (Co. Mayo)Stone Pair6 New Images
Killeen - Cloonlaur (Co. Mayo)Standing Stone2 New Images
Carrownalurgan (Co. Mayo)Ring Fort1 New Image
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