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Doonmanagh (Puicin an Chairn)

Wedge Tomb


Just back from a dream like week on the Dingle peninsula. No stone circles on Dingle though lots of standing stones. This wedge tomb, however, more than compensated for the absence of stone circles. Probably one of the most inaccessible sites I've ever visited. A long drive down a narrow single track road and very difficult to locate on a steep, boggy hilltop overlooking sea and mountains in the parish of Min Aird. The tomb is on the other side of a stone wall and unless you know where to look almost impossible to see. We were directed there by a helpful, friendly, person at the Ballyferriter (West Kerry) Regional Museum.
Apart from the breathtaking views - my amateurish photo cannot do it justice - it is of particular interest as most of the original stones covering the cairn are still in place.
Just had to sit for a while and soak up the 'words fail me' beauty of the place.
tjj Posted by tjj
25th May 2014ce

Comments (2)

Awesome :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25th May 2014ce
What he said :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
25th May 2014ce
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