Mound of Down…

County Down, Thursday, June 16th, 2022…



Such is the size and nature of these structures

that the photographers art can seldom do them justice.


The front end of the enclosure is massive

and since the re-encroachment of nature

it now just looks like a huge wall of trees.


Artistic impression of the mound settlement in the ninth century


Despite historical insistence that such

features were defensive

it is far more likely that they were symbolic.


Folklore links wild oxen with the site,

and it may well be that its design

takes its inspiration from the hoof of an ox.



Curiously, from above,

the site looks like nothing less

than a single eye…

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About Stuart France

Writer and Director of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School.
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