Visits For June, 2007

Saturday, 23rd June 2007

A Little Bit Of Waterford And Cork

The weather forecast for the weekend said rain on Sunday, but Saturday would be good in the south. So, I decided that Saturday it would have to be. If the forecast changed then I would be able to stay overnight and see some more sites on Sunday. It didn't change, so I just spent the Saturday down there.

I wasn't in the mood for climbing hills. This meant that I could cross a couple of great cairns off my list, which meant that I could do something else instead. I visited the Waterford sites on my list and crossed over into Cork for a fine stone pair. I didn't know it was a stone pair - the OS map simply said Standing Stone.

I had checked the tide times just in case I had time on Sunday, should I stay overnight, so that I could try and get to the tidal-bound-water's-edge portal tomb at Rostellan, west of Cloyne in County Cork. With some spare time in hand I chose to make the big diversion and go there anyway. What a great place!

I must mention one thing - the rhubarb and apple pie in the tea rooms at Mount Mellary Abbey near Cappoquin in Waterford. Heated up with a bit of whipped cream it's sublime! The five ogham stones that they have on display are good, as is the rest of the display, but the pie is wonderful!

The Tampauns - Reanadampaun Commons (Co. Waterford)Stone Row or Alignment3 New Images
Aughavanlomaun (Co. Cork)Stone Pair7 New Images
Mount Mellory Abbey - Mountmellory (Co. Waterford)Ogham Stone6 New Images
Knockcorragh (Co. Waterford)Standing Stone5 New Images
Rostellan (Co. Cork)Portal Tomb7 New Images
St. Coran's Well - Youghal (Co. Cork)Holy Well1 New Image
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