The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Crookan Cairn



On a misty day, myself and LM ventured up Tallaght Hill to Ballymana and this anomalous site. Said by some to be a stone circle, there is indeed a circle of stones, but they surround a messy oval mound that's covered in gorse and hard to make out. A fine misty rain was falling and visibility was poor and we were unable to stick around.

The stones that surround the 'cairn' are varied in size, shape and type. I tried in vain to take a shot that shows them all. The 'cairn' itself is all rubble and vegetation and could be modern field clearance, though why so as this is sheep-farming land and not quality pasture, with many boggy, turlough-type ponds. I reckon that this site bears further exploration, maybe soon and quite likely as it's only up the road.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
24th June 2014ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment