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County Galway

County

Sites/groups in County Galway:

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15 sites
The Aran Islands
4 posts
Ardrahan Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Ballynacloughy Portal Tomb
1 post
Ballynacourty Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Ballynakill Bullaun Stone
Ballynastaig Wedge Tomb
10 posts
1 site
Ballynastaig Stone Fort / Dun
1 post
Carrickbreaga Standing Stone / Menhir
Carrowmore Standing Stones
2 posts
Carrownakib Court Tomb
1 post
Castlefarm Rath
11 posts
Cleggan Court Tomb
2 posts
1 site
Cnoc Meadha Sacred Hill
10 posts
Crannagh Portal Tomb
5 posts
Cregdotia Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Derrycallan Wedge Tomb
2 posts
Derryhiveny North Bullaun Stone
7 posts
Derryinver Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Doorus Wedge Tomb
1 post
Garrans Lodge Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Glenaclara East Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Gleninagh Stone Row / Alignment
7 posts
Graigueagowan Wedge Tomb
1 post
Grange Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Kilcrimple Wedge Tomb
Knockavally Portal Tomb
Knockawuddy Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Knockbrack Chambered Tomb
2 posts
Lavally Portal Tomb
Leagaun Portal Tomb
4 posts
Letterdeen Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Lissanacody Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
1 site
Lissaniska North Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Lydacan Bullaun Stone
8 posts
Marble Hill (south) Wedge Tomb
Menlough Portal Tomb
9 posts
Moanmore West Stone Circle
5 posts
Reydrumadda Stone Circle
10 posts
Scrahallia Wedge Tomb
5 posts
Seefin Souterrain
9 posts
Turoe Stone

News

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Log boat dating back 4,500 years found in Lough Corrib


A 4,500-year-old log boat is among 12 early Bronze Age, Iron Age and medieval craft that have been located in Lough Corrib, along with several Viking-style battle axes and other weapons.
The vessels were discovered by marine surveyor Capt Trevor Northage while mapping the western lake to update British admiralty charts... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
9th April 2014ce

Crannóg site revealed after lake's level drops


Hopefully I'm in the right Irish county for this crannog........

THE RECENT prolonged dry weather spell which put pressure on water supplies in the west has proven to be good news for archaeologists... continues...
moss Posted by moss
1st July 2010ce
Edited 2nd July 2010ce

Folklore

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STONE CELTS,
called soigheds, or "fairy darts," are used by the "good people," and any one that is "fairy struck" has been hit with one of them. If you find one, either on the ground or in the tillage, you should not bring it into the house, or bury it, or throw it away, but you should put it carefully in a hole in the field wall, or ditch, or in a tree, where it will not be easily found, otherwise something will hapen to you.
Aranmore is a great place for soigheds, and they are greatly venerated, although many of them apparently are of recent make.
It seems the blades were made in recent times on Aran for skinning seals for food and their skins, and
... even at the present day I have seen them used while skinning a calf. The Aranites very often carry a soighed with them when they are going to a patron on the mainland, and leave it behind them at the holy well as a votive offering...
Connemara Folk-Lore
G. H. Kinahan
The Folk-Lore Journal, Vol. 2, No. 9 (Sep., 1884), pp. 257-266
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
24th May 2009ce
Edited 24th May 2009ce

Links

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Hands of History


Again another link to the alternative theory that the original Tara was located in Turoe Co. Galway.
Some very interesting pictures from the area. Well worth a look.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
19th June 2007ce

The Archaeology of Cotiny, Kiltullagh, Turoe and Knocknadala.


Alternative theory that the original Tara was actually located at Turoe in Co. Galway.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
19th June 2007ce
Edited 19th June 2007ce

Latest posts for County Galway

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Moanmore West (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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3rd November 2017ce

Turoe Stone — Images

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3rd November 2017ce

Ballynacourty (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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3rd November 2017ce

Ballynastaig (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

Sorry for the images, due to the vegetation it was nearly impossible to get better ones.

The coordinates for the site are wrong, here are the actual ones:
N53 06 06.3 W8 51 57.5

Visited May 2010
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
3rd November 2017ce

Ballynastaig (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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3rd November 2017ce

Lydacan (Bullaun Stone) — Images

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3rd November 2017ce
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