Visits For March, 2004

Sunday, 7th March 2004


What an amazing day! I decided, with the weather being so fantastic, that I'd concentrate on one place and get some vistas in the process. Carrowkeel seemed an obvious choice! Especially as I'd only ever been there in poor visibility conditions.

Each time I've been there so far I've only seen (and re-seen) very limited parts. I've always been rushing off somewhere else afterwards - well, not this time! The whole day was devoted to wandering around and I still didn't get to see everything I had wanted to.

I think that this day out ranks at the top of the list with some of the mad Cork trips and other rambles across hills and moutains. I saw a grand total of 9 people all day, two of them in the afternoon and the others as I was leaving. To have a whole mountain to yourself is something else!

Carrowkeel - Cairn C (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb2 New Images
Carrowkeel - Cairn D (Co. Sligo)Cairn2 New Images
Carrowkeel - Cairn E (Co. Sligo)Court Tomb6 New Images
Carrowkeel - Cairn F (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb2 New Images
Carrowkeel - Cairn L (Co. Sligo)Passage TombAwaiting New Images
Carrowkeel - Cairn K (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb2 New Images
Carrowkeel (Co. Sligo)Cist2 New Images
Carrowkeel - Cairn H (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb2 New Images
Carrowkeel - Cairn G (Co. Sligo)Passage Tomb1 New Image
Mullaghfarna (Co. Sligo)Hut Circle5 New Images

Sunday, 28th March 2004

Can you have a bad day in Cork?

Whenever I plan a trip to Cork I get carried away. I have been to Cork and seen 30 sites in one go - afterall it's so easy down there, and if I'd stopped at every stone I passed today I'd have exceeded that number quite easily. However, I had a plan and a group of sites that I wanted to get to, so onwards and upwards!

The list included some new sites and some revisits. Some of the sites I'd only been to in the rain, some only a dusk ... I wanted to see them in daylight and in the dry. At times the weather seemed to have other plans, but it worked out quite well. It seemed to only rain while I was travelling between sites. Nice!

Labbacallee (Co. Cork)Wedge Tomb1 New Image
Island (Co. Cork)Wedge Tomb1 New Image
Garrane (Co. Cork)Stone Row or Alignment2 New Images
An Seisear - Beenalaght (Co. Cork)Stone Row or Alignment3 New Images
Gowlane North (Co. Cork)Stone Circle4 New Images
Oughtihery (W) (Co. Cork)Stone Circle4 New Images
Maulmore (Co. Cork)Standing Stone3 New Images
Carrigagulla (Co. Cork)Stone Circle6 New Images
Carrigagulla (Co. Cork)Stone Row or Alignment1 New Image
Reananarree (Co. Cork)Stone Circle4 New Images
Gortanimill (Co. Cork)Stone Circle5 New Images
Cools (Co. Cork)Stone Pair2 New Images
Knockraheen (Co. Cork)Stone Circle1 New Image
Glantane East NE (Co. Cork)Stone Circle3 New Images
Glantane East (Co. Cork)Stone Pair2 New Images
Knocknakilla (Co. Cork)Stone Circle5 New Images
Knocknakilla (Co. Cork)Standing Stone2 New Images
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