Beltany Stone Circle – revisited

Beltany Stone Circle

Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe, Co Donegal, Ireland

Beltany Stone Circle

the Celtic festival of fertility known as Beltane is celebrated in early May and it is thought the circle takes its name from this festival

Beltany Stone Circle
Beltany Stone Circle
Cup marked triangle stone at Beltany stone circle

This is the cup marked triangle stone

Beltany Standing Stone

The Standing Stone at the circle

Beltany Stone Circle

Link to first visit – http://www.tonyoneill.org/2016/09/15/beltany-stone-circle/

Carrowmore Megalithic Complex revisited

Carrowmore Megalithic Complex, Co Sligo, Ireland

Carrowmore Tomb 1

Carrowmore Tomb 1

Carrowmore Tomb 3

Carrowmore Tomb 3

Carrowmore Tomb 4

Carrowmore Tomb 4

Carrowmore Tomb 7

Carrowmore Tomb 7

Carrowmore Tomb 13

Carrowmore Tomb 13

Carrowmore Tomb 13

Carrowmore Tomb 13

Carrowmore Tomb 18

Carrowmore Tomb 18

Carrowmore Tomb 51 - Listoghill

Carrowmore Tomb 51 – Listoghill

Carrowmore Tomb 51

Carrowmore Tomb 51 – the chamber in the cairn

Carrowmore Tomb 52

Carrowmore Tomb 52

Carrowmore Tomb 52a

Carrowmore Tomb 52a

Carrowmore Tomb 53

Carrowmore Tomb 53

Carrowmore Tomb 56

Carrowmore Tomb 56

Carrowmore Tomb 57

Carrowmore Tomb 57. Link for first visit to site here

Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Doonfeeny/Dunfeeny Standing Stone, Co Mayo, Ireland

Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Also known as Cloch Fada (Long Stone) situated in an ancient graveyard

Detail of cross on Doonfeeny Standing Stone

Detail of one of two crosses on Doonfeeny Standing Stone added to Christianise it

Temple of Deen

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

The court tomb is located on the Inishowen peninsula overlooking Trawbreaga Bay and Tremone Bay

Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb
Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb
Temple of Deen Court Tomb aka Laraghirril Court Tomb

Temple of Deen Court Tomb, Laraghirril, Culdaff, Inishowen, Co Donegal, Ireland

Breastagh Ogham Stone

Breastagh Ogham Stone

Breastagh Ogham Stone, Killala, County Mayo, Ireland

Breastagh Ogham Stone

The standing stone is over 3.5 metres in height

Breastagh Ogham Stone

The inscription on one side reads L.GG……SD ….LEGESCAD and on the other side MAQ CORRBRI MAQ AMLOITT, translated as “The Son of Corbbri, Son Of Amloitt”

Corrower Ogham Stone

Corrower Ogham Stone 1

Corrower Ogham Stone, Co Mayo, Ireland

Corrower Ogham Stone 2

This is a tall standing stone but…

Corrower Ogham Stone 3

the ogham inscription is quite worn

Corrower Ogham Stone 4

I’ve two interprations of the inscription “MAQ CERAN AVI ATHECETAIMIN” from http://www.megalithicireland.com/ and “Mac Uí Riaghan” from http://www.attymass.ie/ogham_stone.htm. Both sites have more info.

Corrower Ogham Stone 5

A very friendly farmer gave me access to the stone

Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone

Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone
Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone, Co Meath, Ireland

Kilmainhamwood Holed Stone
The holed stone has a worn carved cross on this side not visible due to the back lighting.  The carved cross may have been added at a later date to Christianise the megalith and site.

Font
Font located by the graveyard gate

Grave slab
One of the grave slabs depicting a man and a women

Eightercua Stone Row

Eightercua Stone Row

Eightercua Stone Row, Co Kerry, Ireland

Eightercua Stone Row
The alignment is on a low ridge visible from the road. By chance I met the friendly landowner who gave me access to the stones

Eightercua Stone Row

Fourknocks Passage Tomb

Fourknocks Passage Tomb, Co Meath, Ireland
Fourknocks
The decorated lintel stone on the right  as you enter the chamber

Fourknocks Passage Tomb
The decorated lintel over the right chamber

Fourknocks Passage Tomb
The decorated lintel over the central chamber

Fourknocks Passage Tomb
The entrance to Fourknocks Passage Tomb

Fourknocks Passage Tomb

The central chamber

Fourknocks Passage Tomb

The right chamber

Fourknocks Passage Tomb

One of the decorated stones

Loughcrew Megalithic Complex – Carnbane West

Cairn L
Cairn L, Loughcrew Megalithic Complex – Carnbane West, Co Meath, Ireland

Carnbane West
The kerb of Cairn L with Cairn H in the middle ground and cairns F and G on the horizon

Cairn H
Cairn H

 The entrance to Cairn H
The entrance to Cairn H


Cairn H

Cairn L from the south west
Cairn L from the south west

Cairn D
Cairn D

Cairn F with Cairn D
Cairn F with Cairn D in the background

Cairn I With Cairn T on the horizon
Cairn I With Cairn T on the horizon

Cairn I
Cairn I

Loughcrew Megalithic Complex – Carnbane East

Cairn S with Cairn T in the background
Loughcrew Megalithic Complex – Carnbane East, Co Meath, Ireland

The Hag's Chair, Cairn T
The Hag’s Chair at Cairn T

The Hag's Chair on Sliabh na Cailleach
The Hag’s Chair on Sliabh na Cailleach, the Mountains of the Hag (Witch)

Detail of the Hag's Chair
Detail of Cross inscribed into the Hag’s Chair

Cairn V
Cairn V, Carnbane East

Cairn T from Cairn V
Cairn T viewed from Cairn V, Loughcrew Megalithic Complex, Carnbane East

Cairn V and Cairn T
Another view from Cairn V of Cairn T, Loughcrew Megalithic Complex

Cairn S
Cairn S

The Equinox Stone, Cairn T
The Equinox Stone in the chamber of Cairn T which is illuminated by the sun at sunrise on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes

Cairn T passage
Cairn T passage to chamber

Loughcrew decorated stone - rock art
Loughcrew decorated stone – rock art

Cairn T decorated stone
The “energy” seeming to emanate from this stone is coincidental internal camera flare

Cairn T and Cairn S
Cairn T with Cairn S in the foreground

Farranmacbride Court Tomb 2

Farranmacbride Court Tomb - west chamber
The entrance to the west chamber


Detail of the west chamber

Farranmacbride Court Tomb
The east part of the site

Farranmacbride Court Tomb - subsidiary chamber
The subsidiary chamber

Farranmacbride Court Tomb - The east gallery
The east gallery with the subsidiary chamber to the left

Farranmacbride Court Tomb
Farranmacbride Court Tomb, Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, Ireland