|Once again, finished work at 6 and legged it home. Got the ixus, a PDF from Megalithomania, Róisín and Sprout and headed for Ballyedmonduff.
This tomb is easy to find and quite beautiful - though having checked the site here, I see my suspiciions about renovations are confirmed. It is what it is, and of all the sites I've been to so far, it's a tad sterile. That said, I'm glad to have been there. Some of the remaining stones are gorgeous. The chamber and gallery are impressive and the kerbstones look like they're in their original places (but then again what do I know?). I guess the main missing feature is the lack of views, though this didn't bother me too much at Kilmashogue.
Róisín and the dog sniffed around and got bored pretty quickly so I never got a true sense of the place. I'll have to return on my own sometime. Before leaving I couldn't resist climbing the official sign to see if I could get a different angle to shoot from. Much hilarity ensued as I couldn't control the wobbling of the sign from my precarious position but eventually Róisín calmed down enough to steady it for me.
It was 8 by the time we were leaving and I was going to attempt to get to Onagh, but like last time diverted instead to somewhere handier, this time Glencullen standing stone.
How many times have I stood on the third tee in this par 3 golf course and never deemed to invetigate the funny old rock with the sign beside it 20 paces away? Bit like Larch Hill last time. Open your eyes buddy! Don't know who put it there, don't know when or why, but it's lovely and I'm glad it's still there.
Posted by ryaner
16th May 2006ce
Edited 26th September 2006ce
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