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Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Drumcah</b>Posted by CianMcLiamImage © Ken Williams/ 2008
Nearest Town:Louth (5km SSE)
OS Ref (IE):   H946064 / Sheet: 36
Latitude:53° 59' 53.21" N
Longitude:   6° 33' 26.18" W

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The landowner of this site can be very hostile to unannounced visitors, please do not attempt to visit this site without securing proper permission. Please be warned.

This is a very eroded panel on a lozenge shaped outcrop. Eight cup and ring marks are reported in the Co. Louth survey but I noticed some parallel lines that look suspiciously artificial. The whole panel is about 1.5m long and on two levels.

Description from Co. Louth Survey:
"Lozenge-shaped tabular rock outcrop, with eight cup and ring motifs. These range from a triple-ringed example to simple cup and ring. There is a much-eroded single cup and ring mark on a nearby rock outcrop. (CLAJ 1981, 111)"

On our visit on 12/4/08, the whole site was very overgrown and required quite a bit of clearing and careful removal of dead foliage before the markings became apparent. Permission was not easy to obtain, only for the fact that he remembered Blaze from her previous visit did we finally get the ok. The landowner lives on the main road, not down the lane, look for the boarded up windows and bullet holed windows and do approach with caution. Do not park near the stones blocking the driveway as he does not like this.
CianMcLiam Posted by CianMcLiam
15th April 2008ce
Edited 15th April 2008ce