Derry Churches, Ards

Derry Churches - North church

Derry Churches, Ards Peninsula, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Derry Churches - South Church

The 1st photo is the north church, the smaller south church above and below

Derry Churches

The site is associated with St. Cummain ( St. Cumman)

Cross inscribed stone

A small early cross inscribed stone stands in the north church

Goward Dolmen revisited

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Goward Dolmen, Co Down, Northern Ireland

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I photographed this a year earlier and later in the season (I think more successfully) anyway this time the grass was cut so there’s more structure visible and also two contre-jour images

Goward Dolmen 3

Goward Dolmen 4

Goward Dolmen 5

Legananny Standing Stone

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Legananny Standing Stone, Co Down, Northern Ireland. The pillar features an inscribed cross

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The other side of Legananny Cross Inscribed Standing Stone

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Legananny Standing Stone to the right of the split hawthorn tree

Wateresk Dolmen

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Wateresk Dolmen (Slidderyford Dolmen). Co Down, Northern Ireland

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Wateresk Dolmen (Slidderyford Dolmen) with the mountains of Mourne in the background

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Goward Dolmen

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Goward Dolmen, Co Down, Northern Ireland

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Goward Dolmen has a huge cap stone said to weigh 50 ton

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Goward Dolmen known locally as Pat Kearney’s Big Stone after a local who lived in a cottage behind the dolmen

Ballynoe Stone Circle

The enchanted path
The enchanted path that leads to Ballynoe Stone Circle in County Down

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Ballynoe Stone Circle was built around 4000 years ago. The circle encloses a burial mound

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Detail of one of the stones that lie outside the circle

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Arc of stones at Ballynoe Stone Circle. The circle is around 35mts across

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Detail of stones

Giant’s Ring

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The Giant’s Ring at Ballynahatty showing the passage grave near its centre. Ballynahatty, Belfast, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Giant's Ring

Giant's Ring

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The henge monument at Ballynahatty (the Giant’s Ring) – is roughly 180m across with a neolithic passage grave near the centre.

Struell Holy Wells

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Struell Holy Wells, Co Down, Northern Ireland

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Struell Wells – The circular Drinking Well

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Struell Wells – The Eye Well

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Struell Wells – The Men’s Bath House – the back of it is the women’s changing room

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Struell Wells – The Men’s Bath house

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The Men’s and Women’s Bath Houses

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The Women’s Bath House in the foreground with the Men’s Bath House behind

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Inside the Women’s Bath House

Inch Abbey

Inch Abbey

Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian monastery in 1177 on the site of an earlier Celtic monastic settlement

Inch Abbey Cistercian monastery ruin

Inch Abbey, Co Down, Northern Ireland

St. Cooey’s Holy Wells

Cooey's Wells

St. Cooey’s Holy Wells – Altar, Ards Peninsula, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Cooey's Wells

Cooey's Wells

St. Cooey’s Holy Wells – Wash Well and Eye Well

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St. Cooey’s Holy Wells – Drink Well

Cooey's Wells

Nendrum Monastic Site

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Nendrum Monastic Site, Down, Northern Ireland

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Nendrum Monastic Site on Mahee Island, founded by St Machaoi in the 5th Century

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The remains of the round tower at Nendrum Monastic Site

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The church ruin at Nendrum Monastic Site with the reconstructed sun-dial