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Move by Irish Minister Bodes Well for Future?

This brief piece from the Irish Examiner website:

Minister signs order protecting Bronze Age sites - 17/11/2004

The Minister for the Environment has signed a preservation order to protect two Bronze Age sites in Co Wicklow... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th November 2004ce
Edited 19th November 2004ce

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Carrig Wedge Tomb — Fieldnotes

Two fields away from the road, the lowest of a co-called complex of megalithic sites in this aptly named townland. The last time I was here 15 years ago there was way less gorse. Even at that I hadn’t been too impressed, not really knowing what I was looking at, so I was quite surprised to see the amount of the tomb that remains, despite its almost complete colonisation by the gorse.

The tomb is aligned roughly NE/SW with the entrance at the south-west overlooking a narrow neck of the Poulaphuca reservoir. This watery view wouldn’t have been there when the tomb was built, of course, but is very pleasant all the same. I ventured in under the tangle of gorse to the now hidden chamber, the walls of which are still quite extant. Most of the stones here are large and bulky, double walling visible of there western side. The remains of the wrecked portico and facade are inundated, some of the structure still embedded in the turf and some lying flung around.

This place could really do with a relatively simple clean-up as Bogman says below, but I’m not holding my breath – seems that no-one cares enough.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th May 2021ce
Edited 18th May 2021ce

Carrig Wedge Tomb — Images (click to view fullsize)

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28th April 2021ce

Carrig Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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30th March 2016ce

Carrig Cairns (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

I really liked this little monument. Said to be part of "a complex of prehistoric sites", there's a ring cairn two fields away that 4 of the photos here are of, and there's a quite substantial wedge tomb down the hill. This 'cairn' is very barrow-like and has a fosse, probably created by the digging of the material that makes up the mound. The stones on the mound may or may not be part of a disturbance/excavation. ryaner Posted by ryaner
9th April 2013ce
Edited 1st May 2013ce

Carrig Cairns (Cairn(s)) — Images

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9th April 2013ce

Carrig Wedge Tomb — Fieldnotes

This site would clean up if some responsible person would cut the gorse away with a Bushman saw, shame to see these sites so neglected bogman Posted by bogman
6th July 2010ce
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