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Dowth / News by ryaner

Yes Gladman. All the articles say that it's a 'discovery', but it's been known of for years. The extent of the decoration on that stone though... ryaner Posted by ryaner
17 Jul 18ce

Boleycarrigeen / Folklore by Rhiannon

Oh, excellent! Thank you. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17 Jul 18ce

Dowth / News by ryaner

Looking through that locked gate was SO frustrating GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
17 Jul 18ce

Boleycarrigeen / Folklore by Rhiannon

I've seen this many times but never taken a photo of my own:
http://megalithomania.com/show/site/1215/finn_mccool_and_his_wife.htm
ryaner Posted by ryaner
17 Jul 18ce

Dowth / News by ryaner

Ken's photos of both sites are typically amazing. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16 Jul 18ce

Dowth / News by ryaner

It's quite a sprawling site, but even at that, you're right. I think there's a lot more out there, and some of it would be known about, but the money for excavations is thin on the ground. And then there's Anthony and Ken's discovery, out of the blue and due to the recent weather. Exciting times at Brú na Bóinne. ryaner Posted by ryaner
16 Jul 18ce

Dowth / News by ryaner

This is an astonishing discovery, to find something of this magnitude hidden in a heritage site is quite something. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16 Jul 18ce

Laggan Hill (Kerb) / Image by drewbhoy

Often called bluebells up here. thelonious Posted by thelonious
15 Jul 18ce

Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury) / Image by A R Cane

Thanks folks! These were from a few weeks ago, so it probably looks a bit parched by now. Shame, as the landscape was particularly lush back then. A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
15 Jul 18ce

Laggan Hill (Kerb) / Image by drewbhoy

Harebells I think. A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
15 Jul 18ce

Plas Cadnant / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you. They were super-aggressive sheep. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Jul 18ce

Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury) / Image by A R Cane

It looks so green and now I want to visit. You've brought out the Albion in your photos, they're really evocative. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11 Jul 18ce

Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury) / Image by A R Cane

Cadbury Castle is a wonderful place isn't it. Great clouds too, hope there is some rain on the way. tjj Posted by tjj
11 Jul 18ce

Plas Cadnant / Image by thesweetcheat

I love this photo tsc, do like sheep and stones x
tjj Posted by tjj
11 Jul 18ce

Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury) / Image by A R Cane

Very nice Mr Cane. That is one iconic tree, is it not? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
11 Jul 18ce

Onagh / Folklore by Rhiannon

It is great. I find it quite soothing to do the transcriptions sometimes. I think it's so cool that people took time out to write it all down in the 1930s and the notebooks sat there not being particularly accessible - but now those stories are going to be read by whoever is interested, all round the world. And so much fairy weirdness is buried in there somewhere. I do love it.
And another thing I find interesting is often things aren't spelt out, it seems assumed that you know the significance and the symbolism and basically what on earth they're talking about. It's going on in this story isn't it - the stone without a flaw, the lights under the cromlech, the replaying of the horses galloping. Nothing's particularly explained - is that because it doesn't need to be, or because it's not a good idea to explain it (like calling the Good People by their other name)?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11 Jul 18ce

Plas Cadnant / Fieldnotes by CARL

Just one gate and the most assertive guardian sheep to chase you away. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jul 18ce

Onagh / Folklore by Rhiannon

No credit to me, you deciphered the rest of it! This stuff is great, isn't it? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Jul 18ce

Onagh / Folklore by Rhiannon

Well done! I think you're right. It looks like the b in 'but' on the previous line. I must say I kind of prefer it when the handwriting's relatively spidery, you get more of a sense of character than when you're reading the neat hand of one of the schoolchildren. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10 Jul 18ce

Backies / Image by LesHamilton

Ah! You mean Ousdale Burn.

Yes, I was there last year on a fairly dull day, so didn't obtain any photographs worthy of posting. But yes, it's another really interesting broch.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
09 Jul 18ce

Backies / Image by LesHamilton

Interesting!

I've not even heard of this one and it doesn't come up in Canmore.

Where exactly is it?

Perhaps it is known by other names?
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
09 Jul 18ce

Onagh / Folklore by Rhiannon

"mysteriously burned" I think. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
09 Jul 18ce

Backies / Image by LesHamilton

Looks good, Les. Assume you've been to the broch at Allt a’Bhurg, too? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
08 Jul 18ce

Backies / Image by LesHamilton

Absolutely loving all these brochs; you and Gladman are spoiling us bigtime. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
08 Jul 18ce

Backies / Image by LesHamilton

Absolute belter Les :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
08 Jul 18ce
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