Leitrim Portal Tomb


Leitrim Portal Tomb, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

 

Killaghtee Cross

Killaghtee Cross
Slab with a carved Maltese cross inside a circle. The cross is thought to date from 650AD and mark the resting place of Aédh, an anchorite monk

Killaghtee Cross
Killaghtee Cross, Co Donegal, Ireland

Killaghtee old church
Killaghtee old church

Cú Chulainn’s Stone

Clochafarmore Standing Stone aka Cuchulain's Stone
Clochafarmore Standing Stone aka Cuchulain’s Stone, Co Louth, Ireland

Cú Chulainn's Stone
This is the standing stone Cú Chulainn (the hero of Ulster) is said to have tied himself to in order that he ‘die on his feet’. He was mortally wounded by his own spear cast by Lugaid. A prophecy foretold “a king would fall by it”, so Lugaid had a druid/satirist/poet trick the spear from Cú Chulainn. While tied to the stone his enemies feared approaching until a crow lands on his shoulder. The battle goddess Morrigu (Morrígan) is said to often appears as a crow. When the enemies approach Lugaid beheads Cú Chulainn whose sword falls and slices of Lugaid’s right hand, in revenge the enemies cut off Cú Chulainn’s hand.

Rathlackan Court Tomb

Rathlackan Court Tomb 1
Rathlackan Court Tomb, Co Mayo, Ireland

Rathlackan Court Tomb 2

The east facing entrance to the gallery

Rathlackan Court Tomb 3

Rathlackan Court Tomb 4

The court from the east

Rathlackan Court Tomb 5

Looking down on the gallery entrance and first chamber

Rathlackan Court Tomb 6

The gallery as viewed from the back (west)

Glendalough Monastic City

St Kevin's Church and the round tower
St Kevin’s Church and Round Tower, Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland

St Kevin's Church and the round tower
St Kevin’s Church and Round Tower, Glendalough

St Kevin's Church
St Kevin’s Church

Glendalough Round Tower
Glendalough Round Tower, Glendalough

Glendalough Round Tower
Glendalough Round Tower, Glendalough

Glendalough Reefert Church and cross
Glendalough Reefert Church and crosses, Glendalough Monastic City

Glendalough Reefert Church and cross
Glendalough Reefert Church and cross, Glendalough Monastic City

Glendalough Reefert Church
Glendalough Reefert Church

Glendalough Reefert Church
Glendalough Reefert Church

Glendalough Cathedral
Glendalough Cathedral

Glendalough Cathedral
Glendalough Cathedral

Glendalough Cathedral
Glendalough Cathedral

Glendalough Crosses

Nine crosses at Glendalough Monastic City
Reefert Cross

Reefert Cross, Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Ireland

Cross at Reefert Church ruin

Cross at Reefert Church ruin, Glendalough

Cross 1, Glendalough

Rough Cross at Reefert Church ruin, Glendalough

Cross 2, Glendalough

Broken Cross at Reefert Church ruin, Glendalough Monastic City

High Cross

High Cross (with broken shaft?), Glendalough

St Kevin's Cross

St Kevin’s Cross, Glendalough Monastic City

Cross 3, Glendalough

Three more broken crosses, Glendalough Monastic City

Cross 4, Glendalough

Cross 5, Glendalough

Ballina Dolmen

Dolmen of the Four Maols
Dolmen of the Four Maols, Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland