Tag Archives: imagination

Loughcrew: Corvids…

County Meath, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** These birds seem somehow aligned with the structure. *** *** And it is not just here. * They hang out at Castlerigg and Whiteleaf Cross Barrows too, amongst other megalithic sites… Continue … Continue reading

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Loughcrew: Moots…

County Meath, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** Some of these gatherings of stone seem distinctly gravid. *** *** Some of them much less so. *** *** It has something to do with perspective. *** *** The top of the … Continue reading

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Loughcrew: Concentrics…

County Meath, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** Stones on the interior of a barrow displaying art suggests that such barrows were intended at some juncture to capture the light. *** *** Such stones at the Loughcrew complex are legion. … Continue reading

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Loughcrew…

County Meath, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** The conception merely glimpsed in the lowlands of Carrowmore is here, finally, made manifest. *** *** And what a conception! *** *** It is wrapped about with something of the awe which … Continue reading

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Feichin at Fore…

County Westmeath, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** That is St Feichin to you! * Some of the Irish saints are less holy men and more your itinerant geomancers, which some might argue is equally holy but in a different … Continue reading

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‘Yellow Meadow’…

County Roscommon, Friday, 29th July 2022… *** *** A bonus dolmen, courtesy of our ‘special guest guide’ by way of, ‘The Tribe’… *** ‘Meehambee Dolmen’ *** And a little beauty to boot! * If little be appropriate for stones of … Continue reading

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And Drift…

County Westmeath, Thursday, 28th July 2022… *** ‘Place of the ford of Luan’ *** Athlone on the Shannon. * It did not always look like this! *** *** For one thing, it used to be a lot greyer. *** *** … Continue reading

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The Burren: Cashel to Castle…

County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** *** While the ideal spreads harmony from a central sun, or moon, or star. ***   Cahermore *** The dystopia sucks everything into the black, black hole of an abyss. *** *** Centripetal … Continue reading

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The Burren: Poulnabrone Dolmen…

County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** *** By the time we came across this fellow  it had started raining in good earnest. *** ‘A dark sorrowful place’ *** Perhaps the well hag had taken against our pound coin? *** … Continue reading

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The Burren: ‘Wedge Tomb’…

County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022… *** *** The presence of Skull Rock is probably responsible for the number of ‘tombs’ in the field across the track, which is now a road, of which there are, reputedly, a goodly number. … Continue reading

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