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Achill Island
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Aillemore Court Tomb
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Ballina Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
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Ballyglass Court Tomb
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Banagher Standing Stone / Menhir
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Behy Court Tomb
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Belladooan
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Breastagh Wedge Tomb
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Bunnafinglas Wedge Tomb
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Carbad Mor Court Tomb
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Carrowkilleen Court Tomb
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Carrowtrasna Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cartron Rath
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Cartron Artificial Mound
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Cashel Court Tomb
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Castletown (E) Court Tomb
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Ceide Fields
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Corrower Standing Stone / Menhir
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Creevagh Court Tomb
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Cregduff Henge
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Derryheeagh Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dooncarton Stone Circle
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Doonfeeny cross pillar Standing Stone / Menhir
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Downpatrick Head Promontory Fort
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Drumcollagh Court Tomb
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Fallagh North Portal Tomb
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Gortbrack N Portal Tomb
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Killadangan Stone Row / Alignment
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Killadoon Standing Stone / Menhir
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Knocknalower Stone Circle
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Knocknalower Wedge Tomb
Knockshanbally Wedge Tomb
Leac na bPoll Bullaun Stone
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Lissard More Standing Stone / Menhir
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Moher Lough Crannog
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Murrisk Standing Stones
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Rathfran - Stone Circle Stone Circle
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Rathfran Wedge Tomb Wedge Tomb
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Rathlackan Court Tomb
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Rosdoagh Court Tomb
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Rusheens West Bullaun Stone
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Srahwee Wedge Tomb
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Kilcummin Holy Well Sacred Well

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Rusheens West (Bullaun Stone) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Rusheens West</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Rusheens West</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Rusheens West</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Rusheens West</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
26th January 2016ce

Boheh (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — News

Megalithic rock-scribing found near Croagh Patrick


A rare sample of megalithic engraving or “rock-scribing” has been found on an ancient pilgrimage route to Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.

The prehistoric ornamentation resembles that found in Lough Crew, Co Meath, and is one of just of two rock art samples of its type to be identified west of the Shannon, according to archaeologist Michael Gibbons.

The panel had been concealed behind the outcropping at the Boheh townland known as St Patrick’s chair, which has some 250 petroglyphs or carvings on its surface. The carvings are believed to have been inspired by the “rolling sun” phenomenon, where the setting sun appears to glide down the flank of Croagh Patrick during the months of April and August.

More: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/megalithic-rock-scribing-found-near-croagh-patrick-1.2119328
ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th February 2015ce

Killadangan (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Killadangan</b>Posted by bawn79 bawn79 Posted by bawn79
4th December 2014ce

Askillaun (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Askillaun</b>Posted by bawn79<b>Askillaun</b>Posted by bawn79<b>Askillaun</b>Posted by bawn79 bawn79 Posted by bawn79
21st August 2014ce

Carrowcrom (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Down an old muddy right of way is this 3 metre tall stone. For a couple of reasons this was my favourite site of the day. By the time I got to it, I was drenched and freezing, but forgot completely about that so taken in was I by the place.
I disturbed 3 donkeys, or Connemara ponies, on my way up to the place. I was the last thing they were expecting that day, given the dreadful weather, but on I marched regardless, though they stopped fretting when I gave them a wide berth.
And then to the stone, with its own fógra, perched on a small hillock or drumlin 3 metres above you as you first catch sight of it. The stone leans to the north, but is imposing, a crooked finger pointing accusingly at whatever.
There are many signs of habitation structures around this place, the most intriguing being the circular, beehive hut like building just 20 metres west of the stone. Other earthworks around the place confirm that this is an important site. If only the weather had been a bit better and I had had a bit more time...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
26th November 2012ce
Edited 27th November 2012ce
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