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03-03-2012, 19:34   #61
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Yet again not a megalith but Rathgall, Co.Wicklow is a heck of a ringfort.
It was excavated by Barry Raftery around 1970 (see here for more)
The central enclosure is thought to be medieval - the main enclosure (far too extensive to photograph) is Bronze Age.
It must have taken decades to build.

This picture shows a chamber within the wall of the central enclosure.

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29-03-2012, 23:21   #62
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Tooraneena ring fort ...

... one of two, haven't seen the other one yet, it's not as obvious from the road.

Tooraneena ring fort 2 by mountainsandheather, on Flickr

Tooraneena ring fort by mountainsandheather, on Flickr
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30-03-2012, 17:54   #63
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sorry. I did think when I posted that maybe I shouldn't.
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16-02-2013, 12:17   #64
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Back on the saddle :-)

First time visiting Uragh stone circle, didnt have time to visit Uragh West circle closeby, met a group from Germany visiting there







They appreciate what a lot of Irish dont, wonderful place as I expected it to be, defo going back
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29-04-2013, 00:52   #65
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Doorus wedge tomb near Kinvarra County Galway, weather has been kind recently



53.09.09.2 N
08.58.21.4 W







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06-05-2013, 13:03   #66
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Motorcycle rally in Bruff RFC over the weekend so took a trip to Lough Gur on the way home yesterday, amazing place, so much to see

Carraig Aille ring fort 1




Carraig Aille ring fort 2






Lough Gur wedge tomb




From the roadside


Grange stone circle






Not a megalith by a long shot but possibly worthy of adding


"New church" at Logh Gur id hate to see the old one
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09-05-2013, 14:54   #67
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Newgrange Wallpaper

Here is a wallpaper image I use on my desktop. I took it of Newgrange. Feel free to use it or if you need a specific pixel size Id be happy to do it. Its currently 1600 x 1200
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09-05-2013, 15:00   #68
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Gorgeous image R. Thanks.
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09-05-2013, 21:45   #69
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Was lucky enough to get inside the passage grave for the Newgrange Solstice in 2011 but was unlucky enough for it to be completely overcast. Took a few shots of the interior though, here is one of mine of a triple spiral.

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11-05-2013, 01:19   #70
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Heading up the east coast to Arklow tomorrow, anything special I should be looking for ?
Charles...
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11-05-2013, 10:43   #71
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Heading up the east coast to Arklow tomorrow, anything special I should be looking for ?
Charles...
Too late?

Not a whole lot along that part of the coast really. If you felt like dodging inland a bit (quite a bit) and taking the N81 route to Dublin, things get much more interesting.
Brusselstown ring is an astonishing hilltop enclosure and heading back towards Dublin you could take in Castleruddery stone circle and the Piper's stones.

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Long spin today Slowburner, wrecked after last night and a few photorally shots had to be taken today by Hook Head, got this beauty in county Wexford, well worth the visit.

Ballybrittas Portal Tomb 52.25.44.3 N 06.38.12.7 W
















More accessible now after cleaning up the gorse around it
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Littlegrange passage tomb Co. Louth, easy access and close to the road, asked permission from the land owner to visit this

(Also known as Townley Hall)
Latitude: 53° 43' 15.26" N
Longitude: 6° 27' 0.4" W







Dowth.

Latitude: 53° 42' 4.01" N
Longitude: 6° 29' 28.41" W






Camera lens partially packed up at this point


Cunard portal tomb, Dublin mountains heading towards Wicklow
Latitude: 53° 13' 4.04" N
Longitude: 6° 19' 39.31" W





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Bogman - I think you were at Dowth! They "excavated" it with dynamite back in the 1800s.
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Cripes, ur right, quick check on the gps confirmed it, was so tired after doing almost 500km on Sunday I posted incorrectly, would one of the mods please rectify my post, thanks Bawn79.....hope ur keeping well
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