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Blue Man I' The Moss / Miscellaneous by hotaire

Ths derivation from Welsh seems unlikely (Cornish even more so). No parishes existed when Welsh was last spoken here, the Celtic church worked from monasteries. Welsh for parish stone wd be carreg plwyf -maen plwyf is unlikely, plwyf maen is very unlikely as adjectives generally follow the noun.
Most likely to derive from old anglo-Danish Bla Man which means Grey/Lead Coloured stone. Supported by Blue Beck and Blawath Beck close by-it wd make more sense for these to mean the grey becks rather than parish becks. Modern Danish still has the word Bly for lead. Grey Stone is exactly what the Blue Man is. Man unlikely to derive fm maen , English has hardly any old words derived fm Welsh, man is widely used for prominent cairns/standing stones. Found in other languages too eg Gaelic-the Fhir Duibhe on Ben Eighe means The Black Men these are prominent pinnacles on the summit.
Posted by blueman
20 Jul 14ce

Arrow Stone SW of Cammarnaint / Image by Idwal

Indeedy. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20 Jul 14ce

Arrow Stone SW of Cammarnaint / Image by Idwal

BUGGER !!! postman Posted by postman
20 Jul 14ce

Foel Dduarth / Image by postman

it was there right where i left it, we just need new kinds of seeing. postman Posted by postman
20 Jul 14ce

Arrow Stone SW of Cammarnaint / Image by Idwal

This is in the next field to the cup-marked slab, so no wonder we didn't find it. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Jul 14ce

Foel Dduarth / Image by postman

Where was this view today? Hmm? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Jul 14ce

Carwynnen Quoit / News by moss

Well, interesting to get a local view, but hugely speculative about the lack of any kind of cairn or mound, regardless of whether the capstone itself was left visible. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Jul 14ce

Ardgroom Outward / Image by Meic

The winter light does it justice, too. Nice one, my friend. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
19 Jul 14ce

Canrooska / Image by Meic

Barbed wire fences - the bane of my life. I'm coming back as a six foot frog next time. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Jul 14ce

D2 Westervelde / Image by LesHamilton

Yes. These stones are all glacial erratics, mainly granitic rocks from Scandinavia. There is a large exhibition of them at the Hunebedcentrum in Borger, and nearly all are rounded: presumably the result of the grinding effect of the ice. LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
18 Jul 14ce

Ardgroom Outward / Image by Meic

It's definitely got that wow factor. Meic Posted by Meic
18 Jul 14ce

Canrooska / Image by Meic

It was disappointing to see them separated by the townland boundary fence - which wasn't the easiest to climb over either. Meic Posted by Meic
18 Jul 14ce

Canrooska / Image by Meic

Oh they look so sad. Like a visiting day at stone prison. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Jul 14ce

D2 Westervelde / Image by LesHamilton

I do like these photos of yours Les. What always strikes me is how rounded the stones are. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Jul 14ce

Shipley Bottom / Image by A R Cane

Yep, on both counts. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Jul 14ce

Shipley Bottom / Image by A R Cane

What a world we live in! Fantastic shot. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Jul 14ce

Cnoc Odhar / Image by thelonious

Thanks tsc

Kinrive etc do look good Gladman. I'm going to try and get back up there later in the year, hopefully also Helmsdale area.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Jul 14ce

Ardgroom Outward / Image by Meic

It's pretty special, isn't it? Surprised to find the stones were so tall... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18 Jul 14ce

Cnoc Odhar / Image by thelonious

Guess it's the coastal proximity. I've slept a few times on The Mound and 'wondered'. Duly noted should I pass again. Hopefully. In return would recommend the stuff around Tain, if you haven't already. Kinrive etc. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18 Jul 14ce

Derreenataggart West / Image by Meic

It's a wonderful place Meic Posted by Meic
18 Jul 14ce

Derreenataggart West / Image by Meic

Cork is definitely the land of rainbows ! It was definitely a little chilly Meic Posted by Meic
18 Jul 14ce

Ardgroom Outward / Image by Meic

Thanks. It is definitely one of the most stunning circles that I have been to. Meic Posted by Meic
18 Jul 14ce

Cnoc Odhar / Image by thelonious

Thanks for the link. Went well with my Camomile and Honey tea I'm having at the moment sitting at my boring desk at work. A nice way to start the day :) thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Jul 14ce

Ardgroom Outward / Image by Meic

Agreed. Cracking photos Meic. Posted by CARL
18 Jul 14ce

Cnoc Odhar / Image by thelonious

Not mine, I should hasten to add :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYDKqeobT0E
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Jul 14ce
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