Visits For August, 2008

Sunday, 31st August 2008

Stone Circles - It's Been A While

It has been a very long time since I've been off looking at stone circles. My books have been about areas without them (or many of them at least), so it was great to take the time to go out and see something special ... and that I did!

The first stop was at the Bonane Heritage Trail - a four euro attraction that is nearly good. The stone circle is a fantastic example and so is the nearby ringfort. It is a shame that the trail doesn't take in the nearby wedge tombs. One of these can be seen across a large stream, and it looks fantastic. The bullaun stone on the trail simply isn't a bullaun stone - it's a straw to clutch at! That said, places like this need to exist. They're a great way to get people to see something they might not otherwise go to. However, while I was in the car park at least three cars drove up, saw the 4 euro fee and drove off.

After this I went to a nearby stone circle, which is possibly the finest I've been to. It's very, very difficult to get to and wondefully peaceful as a consequence. It is a multiple stone circle with an inner circle and a boulder burial.

A quick walk around a heritage trail in Milleens followed before I started to head back home. On the way I stopped by a lovely little four-poster stone circle.

Great sites. Great weather. You can't buy daus like this!

Dromagorteen (Co. Kerry)Ring Fort6 New Images
Dromagorteen (Co. Kerry)Stone Circle10 New Images
Dromagorteen (Co. Kerry)Fulacht Fia3 New Images
Dromagorteen (Co. Kerry)Standing Stone2 New Images
Dromagorteen (Co. Kerry)Wedge Tomb4 New Images
Lackaroe (Co. Kerry)Stone Circle19 New Images
Milleens (Co. Kerry)Souterrain1 New Image
Milleens (Co. Kerry)Bullaun Stone4 New Images
Gortnatubbrid (Co. Cork)Stone Circle3 New Images
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