Visits For September, 2005

Sunday, 18th September 2005

A Little Piece of the Midlands

Today was another day of mainly rather than seeing lots of sites. As many of you know Iike to investigate areas around prominent hils and this is what I was doing today. Just north of Longford town Corn Hill rises up out of the plain and can be seen from miles around, despite not being all that big. It is made more obvious by the huge transmitter that stands at its highest point.

There was no real plan to the joureny except for climbing Corn Hill, so after visiting the cairns on the top of the hill I spent some time travelling around its vicinity looking at it from every angle. The shape of the hill is very like Knocknarea and Knockshee in Sligo and it's hard to see it in any other light. Like these two magnificent hills Corn Hill must have been the centre of activity in this region for a very long time.

On the way back I took the chance to stop by an old favourite of mine near Granard and several standing stones.

Corn Hill (Co. Longford)Cairn5 New Images
St. Patrick's Well - Cartron (Co. Longford)Holy Well2 New Images
Annaghmore (Co. Leitrim)Portal Tomb4 New Images
Clogh (Co. Longford)Standing Stone1 New Image
Dalystown (Co. Longford)Standing Stone2 New Images
Cloghchurnel (Co. Longford)Stone Circle3 New Images
Creevy Lower (Co. Longford)Barrow1 New Image
Creevy Lower (Co. Longford)Standing Stone1 New Image
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