Yet another find over the past few days of Neolitihic underground chambers has been made at Tara and which have been kept from public knowledge by the Government and the road contractors. For more details see the brief report below... continues...
Two researchers have claimed that a huge, human-like depiction present in the road system straddling Meath and Louth could be the world's largest ground-based representation of the constellation of Orion... continues...
The Irish translation given on the OS map sheet 43 for Bellewstown is Baile an Bheileogaigh. Beile or bile is the name given to old inauguration trees. So the town of the inauguration tree of the Ogaigh's (possibly another version of Haughey?)
However, on the western approach to the town is a sign that says Sliabh B.(aile) na gCailleach, the Hill of the town of the Hag.
In the townland of Collierstown is this small barrow. It now lies trapped behind the ugly fencing of Bellewstown race-track.
This is the entry from the Arch. Inventory of Co. Meath:
Oval mound (dims. 17m N-S, 12m E-W, H 1.8m), disturbed by digging SSW-NW. Cist (ME027-029001-) found c. 2m W of mound.
On the way from Bellewstown to Herbertstown I nearly collided with these. They are not marked on the OS map sheet 43. Three large, squat megaliths sit there in the middle of a triangle that splits a y-shaped junction. They are said to be the remains of a stone circle on archaeology.ie but no other details are given. A nice curiosity, though I remembered seeing them on Megalithomania.com some years back.
Natural rock outcrop to which earthen mantle has been added creating flat-topped mound with a flat-bottomed fosse at its base SE-WSW and accommodated by road W-E (diam. of top 12m, diam. of base c. 24m, H c. 4m).
Didn't really want to approach this mound, though it is right beside a public right-of-way. The Delvin river here cuts through a small gorge and the mound is placed on a prominent shelf above this on the south side.