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Re: Tigh na Cailleach under threat
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I thought I would give a wee update on this strange and remote place as it is in my thoughts just now. A friend died very close by here a few days ago. I found myself reading news reports and looking at maps and satellite images of the glen and adjoining peaks. I realised that the site doesn't have an entry on TMA. With all the fuss over the proposed development a few years back, the complete re-build of the shrine pretty much from scratch and some calls for a blackout on publicity about the Cailleach and her family (and new home) maybe we should have an entry on here?

Here was the shrine in August 2011.[...]pZHifmvFTA/s1600/House+002.jpg

Here it is after the rebuild and repair team hiked in late August 2011 and made some extensive renovations and the guidance and expertise of Norman Haddow.[...]tigh-na-cailleach-rebuilt.html[...]AgJtHrgbdA/s1600/House+003.jpg

I'm gonna head in to see the Cailleach and her family at the end of May, so I'll get some new pics. Perhaps the site could go up here as one under "disputed antiquity"? It is an interesting little relic, maybe not so ancient now, maybe parts of it so, not much of its original construction exists but it was always being renewed each Spring anyway and re-roofed regularly too. It wasn't so much the "House" of the Cailleach which was important as much as the looking after of She and her family each year and giving them a secure house for the Winter. It isn't like the site is a secret or ever has been.

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Howburn Digger
Posted by Howburn Digger
4th May 2017ce

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Tigh na Cailleach under threat (BigSweetie)

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