Visits For April, 2010

Sunday, 25th April 2010

Another Midlands Trip

After my last outing to Laois I decided that I'd go back. Well, I had actually planned to head for Roscommon, but I seem to have mislaid my OS map 33. It was a lovely day and I wasn't going to sit in the house again.

I didn't get to see much, but what I did see was really interesting. I managed to get to two cashels or stone forts, a very, very nice barrow and a ringfort. There are actually three cashels in Laois and I probably should have gone to all of them, but the third and best one will have to wait for another day.

The barrow is one of the finest I've seen to date. It has a huge ditch around it and the mound is over 3m high. It's only downside is the fact that it is covered and surrounded by trees, which hide it from view and block all of its views.

Tinnahinch 1 (Co. Laois)Stone Fort4 New Images
Tinnahinch 2 (Co. Laois)Stone Fort5 New Images
Carrowreagh (Co. Laois)Barrow8 New Images
Carrowreagh (Co. Laois)Ring Fort6 New Images
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