Visits For May, 2006

Saturday, 27th May 2006

More of Piperstown and a Big Hill

The cairns on Piperstown Hill have fascinated me for a while now, but I was once told that there was nothing to see so I never bothered crossing to them. However, I recently saw pictures of them and realised that there is something to see.

While I was there I encountered three archaeology students doing a survey. It's great to see someone taking an interest in the area! The conversation I had with them was really useful, because I learnt that the excavations that revealed a stone circle and many hut sites was actually around the cairns marked on the OS map and NOT at the grid ref quoted in the report. After looking around the area I think the plans drawn of the site during excavation may have been a little too selective. The cairn with the 'stone circle' beneath it is certainly suspect - that is the stone circle is suspect as several stones that stand next to the cairn were omitted.

After that great chance meeting I climbed Seahan hill, hopefully for the last time ever!!!! Whilst up there I came across something very exciting ....

Piperstown (Co. Dublin)Cairn2 New Images
Piperstown (Co. Dublin)Cairn2 New Images
Piperstown (Co. Dublin)Standing Stone1 New Image
Seahan Hill (Co. Dublin)Passage Tomb CemeteryAwaiting New Images
Seahan I (Co. Dublin)Passage Tomb2 New Images
Seahan II (Co. Dublin)Cairn2 New Images
Seahan III (Co. Dublin)Passage Tomb3 New Images
Seahan IV (Co. Dublin)Passage Tomb2 New Images
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