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Greenhill (Stone Circle)

The Heritage Journal

An article on the loss of the last remaining stone of this circle, only ten years, or so, ago:

".., I was told by the present occupant that the farmer had grown tired of ploughing around the stone. Therefore he dug a hole and buried it."

by Alexander Jarvie.

Cairnton (Stone Circle)

The Heritage Journal

Alexander Jarvie has written an article about the loss, within the last few years, of the cup-marked stone at Westertown.

"...The reason given – he couldn't be bothered driving around it..."

County Cork

The Heritage Journal: Archaeoastronomy and Staring at the Sun

There was some recent curiosity on the forum about monument alignments. Here's a few that have been calculated for the axial stone circles of Cork and Kerry. Crude, but surely within symbolic range.

Nothing like seeing the real thing though, naturally ;)

Drombeg (Stone Circle)

A great picture of Drombeg from the sky.

Kealkil (Stone Circle)

The Heritage Journal

In connection with the fieldnotes that I wrote a year ago, this is a feature about access improvements to this site. It appears on the Heritage Journal and is reproduced here with Heritage Action's kind permission.
"Can this be death?" thought Prince Andrew, looking with a quite new, envious glance at the grass, the wormwood and the streamlet of smoke that curled up from the rotating black ball. "I cannot, I do not wish to die. I love life - I love this grass, this earth, this air..." He thought this, and at the same time remembered that people were looking at him.

Leo Tolstoy, 'War and Peace', Book Three, Part II, 36.

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