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Dun Ringill (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

Visited this site in Summer of 1997. Easy, short hike from SouthEast of the village of Kilmarie (cross stepping stones at the mouth of the burn, Abhain Cille Mhaire, and basically hug the coast on a fairly well-marked trail heading basically East). Site was fully accessible, in good shape and interesting - well worth the trip. The entrance was partly collapsed, but open.

Side note: the rock band Jethro Tull (on an album called 'Stormwatch') has a song called "Dun Ringill". I do not know if the song references this site (I've not seen another of this name) or some imaginary place. Any Ian Anderson/Tull fans out there know?

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Rubh an Dunain (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Rubh an Dunain (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited this site in Summer of 1997 and must agree with IronMan post above - there was quite a bit of litter for such a remote site. The roof was considerably caved in and was a larger orifice than the entryway. The hike to the site is definitely a long one, but well worth it in good weather. I also checked out the nearby ("neolithic flint knapper") cave which is more of a shallow, shetlered room that a cave. I will attempt to post a pisture of the cave here (though as it's not actually part of or immediately adjacent to the Rubh an Dunain site, it may be scrubbed)
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