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Outeiro dos Cogoludos (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Outeiro dos Cogoludos</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Dolmen de Antelas (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Dolmen de Antelas</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Baltinglass Hill - Tombs (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Baltinglass Hill - Tombs</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Cloghanmore (Court Tomb) — Images

<b>Cloghanmore</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Alignements de Ménec — Images

<b>Alignements de Ménec</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Gortanimill (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Gortanimill</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Tumulus de Kercado (Tumulus (France and Brittany)) — Images

<b>Tumulus de Kercado</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Kernic (Allee-Couverte) — Images

<b>Kernic</b>Posted by CianMcLiam<b>Kernic</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Table des Marchants (Chambered Cairn) — Images

<b>Table des Marchants</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Alignements de Ménec — Images

<b>Alignements de Ménec</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Alignements de Kerzerho — Images

<b>Alignements de Kerzerho</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Dromatouk (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Dromatouk</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Straths Bridge (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Straths Bridge</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Magheranaul (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Magheranaul</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Ballinloughan (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Ballinloughan</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Beaghmore (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Beaghmore</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Dranagh (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

This piece of rock art literally fell out of the gap in the wall behind it in 2008, having been placed with the carved face inwards when the wall was being built. Several such pieces have been discovered this way in the Carlow area over the past couple of decades.

The walls here are very substantial, piled four feet high or more and almost as thick. They cross the hillsides for miles around. Who knows how many more pieces are hidden within them.

Dranagh (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Dranagh</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Milltown (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Milltown</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Aghacaribble 1 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Aghacaribble 1</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Ballinlug (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Ballinlug</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Ballinlug (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Miscellaneous

Concentric Circle and Cup-marked Stone in Westmeath.

A short time ago Mr. George Kelly, m.a., of County Roscommon, mentioned to
me that he noticed a curious stone at the right side of the Ballymahon
road, a short distance outside the village of Rathcondra, that he thought
it would be worth looking up. A few weeks afterwards Mr. N. J.
Downes and I visited the district, and found at the place indicated
(Ballinlug near Rathconrath) a very good specimen of concentric circle
and cup ornamentation, incised on a large block of millstone grit. The
stone is of rather regular shape and not native of the district. It is
34 inches across, 19 inches in height, and 10 inches thick, and resembles
the kind of slab used for covering pagan cists, which are very numerous
in this part of Westmeath. Ballinlug is quite near Uisneach, and just a
mile off in the townland of Glascorn is the great Rath Lochaid, which
according to the Four Masters was erected in the time of Nial Faidh,
son of Eremon, a.m. 3529 (F. M., vol. i, page 37, identified in index
as Glascorn, Westmeath). The outermost of the concentric circles, of
which there are three, is 11 inches in diameter, the other 7 and
5 inches. The inside of the smallest circle is cup-hollowed to a depth of
about 1 inch. Running through the lower part of the circles is a radial
groove, which, however, might tend to show that it was not a cist-cover.
On the left are two diagonal grooves. There are Hive cup-markings at
the top right-hand corner, and two others near the top, over the circles.
So far as I know this is the first concentric circle ornament discovered in Westmeath.

Some years ago this stone was taken from the adjoining field and
used in the erection of the wall, the mason placing it with the carved
side inwards. In more recent times, the wall requiring ^to be rebuilt,
the carved side was turned outwards to face the road.
While we were engaged in taking a rubbing from the stone and
photographing it, about half a dozen persons came to look on. We told
them something about its history, and they at once became interested
and anxious to help us. This and similar experiences I have had show
me clearly that all that is wanted to secure the support of the people in
the preservation of our historic monuments is to tell them what the
monuments are and what they represent. In about a week after our
first visit we returned to the place, but the stone was gone. We were
certainly amazed. However, in a few minutes an old woman came on
the scene, and told us that Mr. Donohoe, who owns a little farm at the other side of the wall, hearing that the stone was valuable, had removed
it to the yard of his nice cottage, where it now serves as a seat along
side the door. There no doubt it is safer than it was in the wall. We
received a
hearty welcome from Mr. Donohoe. He and his brother that
day showed us many kindnesses by bringing us around to see other
antiquities, and, when leaving them, we felt that we had done a good day's
work in the cause of local antiquarian research.
James Tuite, Local Hon. Secretary for South Westmeath.


The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Sixth Series, Vol. 3, No. 2(Jun. 30, 1913), pp. 180-182Published by: Royal Society of Antiquaries of IrelandStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25517390

Ballinlug (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

This carved stone was found buried in a field nearby many years ago and was temporarily set into a wall before being moved to the front of a farmers cottage for safe keeping.
The cottage now lies in a forgotten pile of stone in the corner of a field and I was not very hopeful of locating the rock art. However, after hacking through the undergrowth for a while this stone stood out as the largest on top of the pile and moving a decaying tree trunk revealed the carvings underneath, still in an excellent state of preservation.

It is the only example of rock art so far discovered in Co. Westmeath.

Ballinlug (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Ballinlug</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Callaigh Berra's House (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Callaigh Berra's House</b>Posted by CianMcLiam<b>Callaigh Berra's House</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Derrynablaha 028 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Derrynablaha 028</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Les Pierres Plats (Allée-Coudée) — Images

<b>Les Pierres Plats</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Dolmens de Mane Kerioned (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

<b>Dolmens de Mane Kerioned</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Alignements de Petit-Ménec — Images

<b>Alignements de Petit-Ménec</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Knockroe (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Knockroe</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Knockroe (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

One part of this stone was found several years ago when part of a field wall was removed, since then the other three parts have turned up along the wall and have recently been reconstructed in the gap formed by a gateway.

There is very good access, up a farm lane to the west of the site, then follow a barely noticeable carved cup and ring sign placed in a gateway (unfortunately placed in the wrong side if you are driving up the lane, but ok if you have come down the hill as part of the walking trail), straight across the field to the gateway in the far wall opposite.

There is a stake placed right in front of it, but it is only sitting in a base and can easily be taken out for photos and then replaced.

Knockroe (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Magheranaul (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Magheranaul</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Cloontagh (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Cloontagh</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Magheranaul (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Magheranaul</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Craigs (Court Tomb) — Images

<b>Craigs</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Derreenataggart West (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Derreenataggart West</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Fenniscourt (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Fenniscourt</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Banagher (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Banagher</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Cairn I (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Cairn I</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Cairn H (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Cairn H</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Cairn U (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Cairn U</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Knockmany (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Knockmany</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Cairn V (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Cairn V</b>Posted by CianMcLiam<b>Cairn V</b>Posted by CianMcLiam

Knockdrum (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

<b>Knockdrum</b>Posted by CianMcLiam<b>Knockdrum</b>Posted by CianMcLiam
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