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Salakee Downs / Image by thesweetcheat

I'd like to explore the other islands one day, when the roosting season's finished. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Aug 14ce

Salakee Downs / Image by thesweetcheat

It is indeed,
Even though ive just come back from France im still jealous of the Scillies.
Next year maybe.
postman Posted by postman
14 Aug 14ce

Guihallon Menhir / Fieldnotes by postman

I wasn't sure til we had a go. postman Posted by postman
14 Aug 14ce

Guihallon Menhir / Fieldnotes by postman

Really big indeed. I'm impressed that you translated Pancakerie though. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Aug 14ce

Dolmens de Mane Kerioned / Image by postman

Oh, they must have been taking drugs (I expect George will agree). thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Aug 14ce

Salakee Downs / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you :)

It is nice, last time we were there this one was too overgrown to see, but the bracken was less this time. Nice coastal spot for a tomb.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Aug 14ce

Salakee Downs / Image by thesweetcheat

Well I do like that, very nice. postman Posted by postman
14 Aug 14ce

Achilty / Fieldnotes by CARL

Amazing what a couple of summer growing months can do - my pictures were taken at the end of May. Lovely pasture. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14 Aug 14ce

Kilranelagh Graveyard / Fieldnotes by ryaner

I'm not convinced either way. I've seen raths and enclosures with stone entrances, but none of them were like this, and I've seen prehistoric tomb entrances that were very like this. The whole area is laden with ancient cairns and Boleycarrigeen is a half hour walk around the other side of Colvinstown Hill.

He does leave it open to doubt in the article, and I'd be happy to concur, giving this site a disputed antiquity label until a definitive excavation proves otherwise.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
14 Aug 14ce

Kilranelagh Graveyard / Fieldnotes by ryaner

These were in Archaeology Ireland recently (Summer 2012) and they were described as the original entrance into "the sacred space of an early Irish church enclosure".
They do look a lot like the remains of a megalithic tomb of some sort alright. However it does seem that some enclosures and ring-forts did have stone entrances.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
14 Aug 14ce

Achilty / Fieldnotes by CARL

Mr G, you are right - this is the one I saw.
However, it was far more overgrown when I visited than is shown in the photos.
It looks to me that the 'spiky' grass has now covered more of the henge.
Thanks for the correction! :)
Posted by CARL
14 Aug 14ce

Achilty / Fieldnotes by CARL

Carl - already had this site deleted once. Are you sure you didn't see the henge at:

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/15634/achilty.html

Didn't see anything at the co-ordinates given. If the former, thought it a very impressive site, to be fair.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14 Aug 14ce

Les Pierres Plats / Fieldnotes by postman

Haha, very good.
I dread to think what else interacting with megaliths could be like.
postman Posted by postman
13 Aug 14ce

Mané Keriavel / Image by postman

It is and it was. postman Posted by postman
13 Aug 14ce

Les Pierres Plats / Fieldnotes by postman

Rh: He doesn't need encouragement, obviously.

P: Spectating may be just a bit wrong.

RF: Your colleagues will certainly get some idea if you answer their questions with "Entering a burial chamber is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman".
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Aug 14ce

Mané Keriavel / Image by postman

Another great site. Lovely sunlight too. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Aug 14ce

Les Pierres Plats / Fieldnotes by postman

Fantastic fieldnotes, brought back wonderful memories of one of my favourite sites, and some great words of wisdom I can draw on when trying to answer the inevitable bemused questions from colleagues and acquaintances who wonder just why it is I’m always so obsessed with ancient tombs! Ravenfeather Posted by Ravenfeather
13 Aug 14ce

Les Pierres Plats / Fieldnotes by postman

thanks very much.

No encouragement needed, but spectating is allowed.

It is amazing, virtually perfect. I love it hugely.
postman Posted by postman
13 Aug 14ce

Dundreich / Image by thelonious

Thanks tsc thelonious Posted by thelonious
13 Aug 14ce

Les Pierres Plats / Fieldnotes by postman

Don't encourage him. I would say he should get out more, but given the mileage he's dedicated to the prehistoric, perhaps we now know what happens when you get out too much :)

It sounds like an amazing place, especially with the added bonus of the carvings.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13 Aug 14ce

Les Pierres Plats / Fieldnotes by postman

Oh, those are such great notes. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Aug 14ce

Guihallon Menhir / Image by postman

:) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Aug 14ce

Tumulus de Rocher / Image by postman

Did he indeed? postman Posted by postman
12 Aug 14ce

Guihallon Menhir / Image by postman

Its a whopper isn't it, Phil's on the camera, Eric's sat quietly among the trees as we saw a deer earlier and he swears there's one just over there, "oi, sshshshsh !" him shushing us? postman Posted by postman
12 Aug 14ce

Guihallon Menhir / Image by postman

Either you've been eating Alice in Wonderland cakes or that's a big stone. Who's on camera duty? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Aug 14ce
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