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Poulnabrone (Portal Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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23rd July 2014ce

Creevagh (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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Leana (Cl. 68) (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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Leana (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Parknabinnia (Cl. 66) (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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23rd July 2014ce

Parknabinnia (Cl. 67) (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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23rd July 2014ce

Dunbeacon (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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23rd July 2014ce

Anafon Valley cairns (Cairn(s)) — Images

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23rd July 2014ce

Foel Dduarth (west) (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

This site is marked down on the map simply as homestead, which I thought would have meant it was medieval or later, but Coflein confirms that it is prehistoric. So that's any where from late iron age to half a million BC, it's probably late iron age....... probably.
I would have had a look around before now if I'd known it's age, but that homestead appellation threw me off it's scent.
Alken and I were en route from Carnedd y Saeson back to the car park when from out of the mists came this circular-ish enclosure. It was obviously man made and old, so we hung around a bit taking photos. There was at least three dwelling places with in the enclosure, some big stones mark the entrance to the houses. The north facing entrance is clear and either side has much walling material.
Quite a good site, a walk up Foel Dduarth would present a very good place to look down on it, coflein has some good aerial photos.
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23rd July 2014ce

Glen Tarken (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

Slightly clearer view of find from 2009 and the most photogenic (eventually ) of three new finds from yesterday . tiompan Posted by tiompan
23rd July 2014ce

Glen Tarken (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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23rd July 2014ce

Castleruddery Lower (Enclosure) — Images

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23rd July 2014ce

Castleruddery Lower (Enclosure) — Miscellaneous

From archaeology.ie:

Description: Situated at the base of an elongated natural hollow. Circular platform (diam. 44m; H 2-2.5m) with a slightly dished summit (diam. 36m) defined by a partly natural, wide flat-bottomed 'fosse'. No indication of a bank, entrance or internal features.

The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Wicklow' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1997). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

Date of upload/revision: 17 December 2008

Date of last visit: 25 May 1989
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23rd July 2014ce

Castleruddery (Stone Circle) — Images

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23rd July 2014ce

The Selus Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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22nd July 2014ce

The Doon (Hillfort) — Images

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22nd July 2014ce

Glassamucky Mountain (Bullaun Stone) — Fieldnotes

Access to this is simple, 250 metres or so up a hillwalkers track at O125205 on the left-hand side of as you travel south on Military Road in the Featherbeds. For this reason I've been here many times, but never wrote about it until now.

Off the track about 5 metres into the peat is this wonderful stone, the connective evidence between bullauns and prehistory. There's nowt else close by, the nearest early christian site about a mile below at St. Anne's in the Glenasmole valley. Others have noticed an alignment here.

The stone is a big lump of granite, like a beached walrus, with 3 bullauns, 2 of which breach the south-east end. One of these two could scarcely be called a bullaun as it's just a carved curve into the stone, but the density of the stone is very porous and all three basins seem to have eroded, and enlarged, over time.

Strangely enough, this stone is not marked on OS sheet 50, but is on archaeology.ie. I was first brought here by Fourwinds about 8 years ago.
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22nd July 2014ce
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