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Rubh an Dunain / Image by LesHamilton

I'm amazed that this site was not on TMA. The Glen Brittle Coastal Walk is popular, and Rubh an Dunain has plenty visitors. Just by chance, as I was browsing TMA, I realised it was not mentoined, so I looked out some old photos.

I would certainly recommend a visit - specially on a sunny day for the views of seacape and mountain.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
28 Apr 17ce

Rubh an Dunain / Image by LesHamilton

Superb Les, also the Viking canal thing. This might get a visit during summer time :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28 Apr 17ce

Rubh an Dunain / Fieldnotes by LesHamilton

I've added a mention of the Canal and Loch na h-Airde (photo), with a Canmore reference detailing the research that is ongoing at this site. LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
28 Apr 17ce

Rubh an Dunain / Fieldnotes by LesHamilton

I remember a piece on Reporting Scotland about the "Viking Canal" construction which links the wee inland loch to the sea. I think this place has to go on my "get there this Summer" list. Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
28 Apr 17ce

Dolmen de Ruines . / Image by tiompan

Yep that whole eastern end of the Pyrenees has a lot of dolmens and a fair amount of rock at too . tiompan Posted by tiompan
27 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Miscellaneous by ryaner

Ah! I see the connection with Rhiannon's post. Unfortunately *Miscellaneous* posts are easy to miss as they don't appear on the Home page of TMA. A very interesting post indeed. tjj Posted by tjj
27 Apr 17ce

Dolmen de Ruines . / Image by tiompan

Amazing series of sites in this area, until your post I had no idea this was such a rich and interesting location, just need to work out how to get down there on the pretence of a family holiday. Posted by costaexpress
27 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Image by Rhiannon

'Awfully rough'! Limited edition 'proper pieces' would be fabulous, putting my name down now. Posted by costaexpress
27 Apr 17ce

Knockanyconor / Image by ryaner

Just reading the story behind it's nickname 'Nellie's Rock', assuming its the same tomb. Said to have reared her child inside the tomb in the 19th century. Posted by costaexpress
27 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Image by Rhiannon

I saved that poetry pdf. Thanks for that. And I love your blog and drawings, glad my post encouraged you to share this. ryaner Posted by ryaner
27 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Image by Rhiannon

That's very kind. They're awfully rough and I can't draw people. But they go along with the stories. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Image by Rhiannon

Wonderful and lovely Rhiannon.
Thanks to HD for the link to your blog which I hadn't known about. I shall enjoy looking at it very much.
tjj Posted by tjj
27 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Image by Rhiannon

Meyer just entitles it 'The Fort of Rathangan'. Kuno Meyer, he was a German professor of Celtic studies, and you can download his whole book 'Selections from Ancient Irish Poetry' here
https://tinyurl.com/lfkgh6w His note for p93 (where the poem is) says 'see my lecture on Learning in Ireland in the Fifth Century' so I guess that's the age of the original, pretty old!
(the lecture is here https://archive.org/stream/cu31924030564110#page/n21/mode/2up/search/rathangan )

regarding the blog, how nice it would be to turn these into 'proper pieces' and perhaps I should get on with it. Nice big lino cuts or something.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Image by Rhiannon

http://togivetheventure.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-fort-of-rathangan.html Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
26 Apr 17ce

Rathangan / Image by Rhiannon

That's great Rhiannon. What's the poem called? ryaner Posted by ryaner
26 Apr 17ce

Overton Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Glad you like, I loved it up here. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24 Apr 17ce

Overton Hill / Image by thesweetcheat

Oh wonderful! Look at those shadows. tjj Posted by tjj
24 Apr 17ce

Twr-y-Fan Foel, Y Mynydd Du / Image by GLADMAN

Love the photos, fantastic walking territory, stunning views, why wouldn't you want to be laid to rest there. Posted by costaexpress
24 Apr 17ce

The British Isles / News by tiompan

Bite that stuff and you'll get the giggles June . tiompan Posted by tiompan
23 Apr 17ce

The British Isles / News by tiompan

I read the first link yesterday George but didn't bite. I remembered the grounded comment you made when I reported on Mark Bailey's similar theory about Knockmany.
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/5560/knockmany.html
tjj Posted by tjj
23 Apr 17ce

Orkney / News by drewbhoy

Absolutely right........pick on the tossers in the media. LAZY NEWS!! Posted by tomatoman
22 Apr 17ce

Orkney / News by drewbhoy

come on now boys....................we've all enjoyed a personal little pilgrimage at some time or another haven't we? Ok, so this one is in the news, but, really. she means no harm I'm sure :) Posted by skiverboo
22 Apr 17ce

Orkney / News by drewbhoy

We should make her carry it back :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21 Apr 17ce

West Kennett Avenue / Image by thesweetcheat

Hi tjj, you are quite right, there were plans put forward in 2015 as part of the ultimate 'Stonehenge and Avebury solution' although I'm not sure anything was agreed. It was just a light hearted comment and no offence intended to either the English or World Heritage organisations for their stewardship of the site. Posted by costaexpress
21 Apr 17ce

Orkney / News by drewbhoy

What a load of tosh! Another 'nobody' on a mission to seek notoriety? LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
21 Apr 17ce
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