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County Cork — News

New Book by Jack Roberts


I picked this up in Bantry yesterday;

http://www.skibbereenbookshop.com/books/irish-interest/751-the-sun-circles-by-jack-roberts.html

Not an academic volume, but very comprehensive and worth getting hold of if you're interested in the circles of West Cork.

Anthony Murphy has a podcast here;

http://blog.mythicalireland.com/2013/09/podcast-interview-with-jack-roberts.html

Lettergorman (South) (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Eire — News

Stone Circles


This quarter's 'Archaeology Ireland' has a three page feature on Stone Circles, by Muiris O'Sullivan and Liam Downey.

"The architecture and orientation of stone circles were inherently symbolic, reflecting in a fundamental way a sense of spirituality and belief in the otherworld..."

So there you are.

West Kennett (Long Barrow) — Images

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Bodowyr (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Lettergorman (South) (Stone Circle) — Images

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Teergay (Stone Circle) — Images

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Ballyroe (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

A wonderful site. Two boulder burials, about 65m apart, with magnificent views to Corran and Carrigfadda. The pyramidal shape of the eastern boulder - 2.5m*1.4m*1.35m, according to the Archaeological Inventory - mirrors the shape of the latter.

Permission to visit may be obtained from the farm on the other side of the road.

Baurnahulla (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Large - 2.3m * 2.1m * 1.2m according to the Archaeological Inventory - with long views to the north and west. Four support stones, although only two and a scattering of field debris were immediately apparent.

Permission to visit may be obtained from the nearby farm.

Baurnahulla (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Bremore (Passage Grave) — News

Save Bremore Heritage Group: Press Release


The Drogheda Independent carries the latest news from the Save Bremore campaign...

"THE Save Bremore Heritage campaign got under way with a very positive and informative meeting in the Huntsman's Inn Gormanston.

Representatives of a number of different local and regional groups met to discuss the planned deep water port and its possible impact on that area of archaeological richness..."

Article continues...

http://www.drogheda-independent.ie/news/new-road-to-port-would-be-vital-2067124.html

Ballyroe (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Knockawaddra W (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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Knockawaddra E (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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Lettergorman (South) (Stone Circle) — Images

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Greenhill (Stone Circle) — Links

The Heritage Journal


An article on the loss of the last remaining stone of this circle, only ten years, or so, ago:

".., I was told by the present occupant that the farmer had grown tired of ploughing around the stone. Therefore he dug a hole and buried it."

by Alexander Jarvie.

Cairnton (Stone Circle) — Links

The Heritage Journal


Alexander Jarvie has written an article about the loss, within the last few years, of the cup-marked stone at Westertown.

"...The reason given – he couldn't be bothered driving around it..."

County Cork — Links

The Heritage Journal: Archaeoastronomy and Staring at the Sun


There was some recent curiosity on the forum about monument alignments. Here's a few that have been calculated for the axial stone circles of Cork and Kerry. Crude, but surely within symbolic range.

Nothing like seeing the real thing though, naturally ;)

Drombeg (Stone Circle) — Links

irelandaerialphotography.com


A great picture of Drombeg from the sky.

Drombeg (Stone Circle) — Images

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Clodagh Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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Henblas (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Coolnaconarty (Standing Stones) — Images

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Bremore (Passage Grave) — News

Renewed Threat to Bremore Passage Tombs


An Taisce and Dr. Mark Clinton warn of the threat posed by the proposed extension for the development of Drogheda Port. Less than a week left to object.

"The forces are powerful but we must try, at least. Try not to stand by and let it happen again."


http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/bremore-renewed-threat-to-passage-tombs/

Bachwen Burial Chamber (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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Eglwys Gwyddelod (Ring Cairn) — Images

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