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Court Tomb

<b>Commons</b>Posted by bogmanImage © Charles Coughlan
Nearest Town:Ballinamore (5km NNE)
OS Ref (IE):   H106075 / Sheets: 27, 33
Latitude:54° 0' 59.57" N
Longitude:   7° 50' 17.79" W

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On our drive from Dublin airport to our cottage in Ballina (County Mayo), we passed this tomb. Because we were in a hurry, I was only able to take a zoom shot from the road.

Visited May 2010
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
1st November 2017ce

We pulled in to Fenagh and parked up at the still functioning Church of Ireland church. Just as we got out of the car, the heavens opened with an almighty hail storm. My companion had a dog and agreed that it would be better if he went for a stroll around the old ecclesiastical sites while I checked the court tomb over the road.

Once the hail had stopped I headed over. It's not too far into the field and there was only one or two sheep in the vicinity. I headed down to the tomb and started to have a gawk. It is very prettily situated on a small hillock in sloping pasture. Just as I was trying to come to grips with its layout, attack of the very hungry sheep got underway. Suddenly, as if out of thin air, 100 sheep and lambs decided that I was daddy and that I had some fodder for them in these lean, hungry times. I've never had to retreat from a site because of sheep, but the racket they were making was enough to force me back without ever really having taken the time this tomb deserves. Ah well, there was always Elvis up the road!
ryaner Posted by ryaner
27th April 2013ce
Edited 20th April 2019ce