Auglish Stone circles

Auglish/Aughlish Stone Circle

Auglish/Aughlish Stone Circles, Derry, Northern Ireland

Auglish/Aughlish Stone Circle

A series of 5 small stone circles and alignments in the foothills of the Spirrins

Auglish/Aughlish Stone Circle
Auglish/Aughlish Stone Circle

One of the alinments

Alignment stone

Showing the alignment

The largest of the circle stones

Same stone as above

Culfeightrin Standing Stones revisited

aka Ballynagloch Standing Stones

Ballynagloch Standing Stones

Culfeightrin Standing Stones, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The larger standing stone in the graveyard at Culfeightrin Church

The smaller Standing Stone to the East of the larger stone

Beaghmore Stone Circles revisited

The Beagmore Megalithic Complex

Beaghmore stone circles, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Alignment at Beaghmore Megalithic Complex

The Beagmore Stone Circle Complex comprises of a mixture of small stone circles, cairns, and alignments

Alignment at Beaghmore
Alignment of some of the larger stones at the Beagmore Megalithic Complex

Alignment of some of the larger stones at the Beagmore Megalithic Complex

Two of the stone circles at Beaghmore Megalithic Complex

Two of the circles and below from the top circle

Stone circle with larger entrance stones

St Tassach’s Church

St Tassach's Church

St Tassach’s Church, Raholp, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The original church was founded by St. Patrick and his disciple St. Tassach was put in charge. The ruin here dates from the 10th or 11th century

Struell Wells revisited

The Men’s Bath House - Struell Wells

Struell Wells, Downpatrick, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The Church ruin - Struell Wells

The church ruin

Inside the Church ruin - Struell Wells

Inside the church

The Drinking Well - Struell Wells

The Drinking Well beside the church ruin

The Men’s and Women’s Bath Houses

The Men’s and Women’s Bath Houses

The Men’s and Women’s Bath Houses

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

The Eye Well - Struell Wells

The Eye Well at Struell Wells

Carrownacaw Standing Stone

Carrownacaw Standing Stone aka the Long Stone, Co Down, Northern Ireland

It leans slightly and is tied to a tree with steel wire.

The standing stone is 3m tall of Silurian rock

The ‘mortuary house’ at Saul

The ‘mortuary house’ at Saul, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

A belief it was a 12th century shrine, for relics of St Patrick, St Brigid and St Columba seems unlikely as…

A Queen’s University archaeological investigation dates it as more likely late 16th century

Maghera Round Tower and Old Church

Maghera Round Tower

Maghera Round Tower, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Maghera Round Tower

The remains of the round tower thought to date from the 10th century

Maghera Round Tower
Maghera Old Church

Maghera Old Church ruin thought to date to 12th century

Cloughey

Free range eggs and potatoes for sale

Old buildings, Ardminnan Road, Cloughey (Cloughy) (Cloghy), Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland

Old buildings, Ardminnan Road, Cloughey (Cloughy) (Cloghy), Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland

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

Killeavy old churches

Killeavy churches
Killeavy churches, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

Killeavy churches
11th Century (West Church) and 15th Century (East Church with arched window

Killeavy church, lintel doorway
11th Century lintel doorway with huge granite slabs

Tullyhogue Fort

Tullyhogue Fort
Tullyhogue Fort, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Tullyhogue Fort
Tullyhogue Fort is the ancient ceremonial site where chieftains of the O’Neill dynasty of Tyrone were inaugurated as Kings on Leac na Rí (the Stone of Kings)

Tullyhogue Fort
The structure was not for defence but for ceremonial purposes

Tullyhogue Fort
A double bank surrounds the central enclosure

Tullyhogue Fort
Leac na Rí – the Stone of Kings stood in this circular enclosure before it was destroyed by English forces in the early 1600s

Killadeas Ancient Stones

Killadeas Bishop's Stone


Killadeas – The Bishop’s Stone

Killadeas Bishop's Stone


Killadeas, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Killadeas Standing Stone


Killadeas – Standing Stone

Killadeas Cross anb Cupmarked Slab


Killadeas – Cross anb Cupmarked Slab

Killadeas Holed Stone


Killadeas – Holed Stone

Inishmacsaint High Cross


Inishmacsaint High Cross – unknown date, possibly 12th century

Inishmacsaint High Cross

Small window in the ruined church beside the cross

Inishmacsaint High Cross

A monastery was founded by St Ninnid in the 6th century here

Inishmacsaint High Cross
Inishmacsaint Island, Lower Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Ballybriest Court Tomb revisited

Carnanbane Court Tomb
Ballybriest Court Tomb – aka Carnanbane, Co Derry, Northern Ireland

Ballybriest Court Tomb
Entrance to the western gallery

Ballybriest Court Tomb
The western gallery from the back

Ballybriest Court Tomb
The entrance to the gallery and the western court

Ballybriest Court Tomb
The remains of the court at the western gallery

Ballybriest Court Tomb
The ruin of Carnabane (Ballybriest) Double Court Tomb