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Ballinlug Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Ballycloghduff Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballymorin Bullaun Stone
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Balrath North Standing Stone / Menhir
Beggstown Standing Stone / Menhir
Calverstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cappaghjuan Standing Stone / Menhir
Cappanrush Standing Stone / Menhir
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Christianstown Round Barrow(s)
Clonaglin Round Barrow(s)
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Coolnahay Round Barrow(s)
Corbally Standing Stone / Menhir
Corgarve Round Barrow(s)
Drumraney Artificial Mound
Dunboden Park Round Barrow(s)
Garryduff Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Glenidan Round Barrow(s)
Glomerstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Greenan Round Barrow(s)
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Hill Of Uisneach
Kileen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Killulagh Bullaun Stone
Knockdommy Round Barrow(s)
Lakill and Moortown Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
Lalistown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Lickbla Wedge Tomb
Lilliput Standing Stone / Menhir
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Loughan Round Barrow(s)
Montrath Round Barrow(s)
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Moyvoughly Round Barrow(s)
Mullenmeehan Round Barrow(s)
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Pass of Kilbride Round Barrow(s)
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Portloman Standing Stone / Menhir
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Portloman Round Barrow(s)
Rathskeagh Upper Round Barrow(s)
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Sarsfieldstown/Rathwire Upper Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
School Boy Crannog
Snimnagorta Standing Stone / Menhir
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St. Brigid's Well Sacred Well
Taghboyne Standing Stone / Menhir
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Tuitestown Standing Stone / Menhir
Tullanisky Round Barrow(s)


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Illegal metal detectors damage 3,000-year-old wooden road

Illegal metal detectors have caused irreparable damage to a prehistoric road in the Midlands with Ireland's leading heritage charity calling on the Government to intervene to save the road... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
12th June 2017ce

Bronze Age road in Midlands turned into potting compost

‘Scandal’ that oak road on Mayne Bog, dating to 1200-820 BC, not surveyed or preserved

The Midland bogs have always been places of mystery – vistas of burnt umber that every so often unearth prehistoric time capsules: vats of bog butter, golden hoards, the mummified remains of sacrificial corpses... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th September 2015ce

Destruction of 3,000 year old bog road

http://irisharchaeology... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
27th August 2015ce
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Killulagh (Bullaun Stone) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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18th August 2020ce

Lickbla (Wedge Tomb) — Fieldnotes

I’ve been in this area before so many times and not got to the tomb that I was almost ready to give up yet again. We’d met a couple of local farmers in one of the adjacent fields but they had misunderstood us and directed us to the owner of the field that contains a large rath. Actually, I knew where the tomb is and knew how to get to it, but was too intimidated by the large farmyard and its occupants to ask. Not my buddy Thomas, good country lad that he is.

“Sure why would I stop ye?” asked the lady at the house, “Off ye go.” So off we set, through the farmyard and up the track and over a farm gate and into the field.

I knew it was ruined but I didn’t expect there to be as much left as there actually is. The mound is placed at the top of a hillock and to the east side of a pasture field. The Rock of Curry dominates the north-western skyline. Views to the east are blocked by a fence and hedging, otherwise the views all around are clear. It’s aligned NNE-SSW with the entrance at the SSW. The slope of the mound is very pronounced towards the western section.

Two stones remain of the outer walling on the eastern side and there may be some chamber orthostats but they are covered by what seem to be displaced roofstones and a summer’s worth of nettles. There were various other stones around the chamber but I couldn’t really inspect them as I was too tired for a nettle war.

The main sense I got here was, not unusually, puzzlement – if you’re going to wreck a tomb and use the stones elsewhere, why leave what’s left? Why not destroy it altogether? I guess the answer to that will remain unknown and I should be glad that the tomb wreckers left what they did. And, in the end, I am.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
18th August 2020ce

Lickbla (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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