Visits For December, 2007

Sunday, 30th December 2007

One Last Trip For 2007

I have seen so much rock art lately that you're probably getting a bit tired of seeing nothing else, so today was a trip to break the recent trend. Today I was off to see passage tombs! Not any old passage tombs and not your usual suspects, either. Today was about Antrim and its small group of coastal, passage-less passage tombs plus the amazing hilltop passage tomb-proper at Carnanmore.

I had meant to see a lot more on my way up through Antrim, but it was very foggy for the best part of the morning, forcing me to drive on by many interesting looking sites. Luckily, by the time I reached a bit further north the mist and fog had all cleared and I was able to make my ascent up a rough, boggy hillside to Carnanmore.

The site before Carnanmore was a real surprise. I was expecting a court tomb, but instead found a southerly outlier to the northern coastal passage tomb group. And what views, too! That comment applies from most of the sites I went to today - I could see clearly across to Scotland at one point!

Once again the people of Antrim made me feel very welcome. Lovely chats and kind permission to visit the sites is always a feature of a trip to Antrim.

Ballynarry (Co. Antrim)Standing Stone3 New Images
Cloghs (Co. Antrim)Passage Tomb8 New Images
Carnanmore - East Torr (Co. Antrim)Passage Tomb20 New Images
Lemnagh Beg (Co. Antrim)Passage Tomb5 New Images
Clegnagh (Co. Antrim)Passage Tomb8 New Images
Carnanmore (Co. Antrim)Court Tomb2 New Images
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