Visits For May, 2008

Sunday, 25th May 2008

That Was Close. Nearly a Month Without a Trip

I was starting to panic a bit. It was nearly a whole month since I had been to see a stone and there wasn't long to go before I found myself not having a site visit for a whole calendar month! May 08 was starting to look grim! This is because I have been working 12 hours a day for most of the week for the last 5 weeks and the weekends found me lacking in energy. I had to spend whatever energy I had left trying to finish Monu-Mental About Prehistoric Antrim.

Anyway, finally, on Sunday night I decided that I must go out and see something. Going down the road to a site I'd been to wasn't an option either: it had to be somewhere new. Preferably a new site not only to me but also to the internet. A little digging around turned up a good candidate, but it was risky - an inner-town bullaun. What were the chances of it still being there?

So, off I went to Clane. First impressions weren't good. I walked up and down the road and down side streets looking for big stones that could have enough room for a bullaun. I found a millstone surrounded by large boulders in a little park nearby, but none of these were the bullaun stone. A hand-painted map by a church showed the bullaun where I'd been walking, so one last walk down the road ...

Clane (Co. Kildare)Bullaun Stone2 New Images
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