Visits For October, 2008

Sunday, 26th October 2008

Some Success In County Carlow

Myself and Ken Williams were planning a trip to Loughcrew for the sunrise, but today's weather wasn't good enough, so I headed down to Carlow to revisit a couple of sites, look for two that I'd failed to find previously.

The revisit was to Crannagh (County Carlow) and the neighbouring panel that I discovered in December 2007. I have recently bought some new flash equipment and I wanted to test it out and try to get used to it. Unfortunately, the sun came out and shone brightly onto the panels, making it very difficult for the flash to make any difference.

After visiting these panels I headed for the standing stone also in Crannagh townland that stands inside a circular enclosure. When I found it I couldn't believe how close I'd previously been to it.

The fourth and last site of the day was the garden-based rock art panel in Knockmore townland. The owner of the house brought it into her garden and placed it opposite her back door after it was dug up in a nearby field. Mid afternoon is not the time to visit this one as the carved surface faces south and the sun wipes out the carvings.

Crannagh (Co. Carlow)Rock Art4 New Images
Crannagh 2 (Co. Carlow)Rock Art4 New Images
Crannagh (Co. Carlow)Standing Stone6 New Images
Knockmore (Co. Carlow)Rock Art2 New Images
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