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Saturday, September 8, 2007

"Mountain of the Witch"

"Sliabh na Caillighe", or the "Mountain of the Witch" is the second largest (after Carrowmore in County Sligo) megalithic cemetery in Ireland. I took these pics just before sunset tonight.

The Loughcrew Cairns, also known as the Hills of the Witch, are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000BC. The tombs are located on three different hills and Cairn T, one of the largest tombs in the complex, is situated on Carnbane East. This tomb has inside a cruciform chamber, a corbelled roof and some of the most beautiful examples of Neolithic art in Ireland.

Was beautiful to be there as the sun set and the night blanketed the mountains. Was a great sense of peace in this most ancient of places.

1 comment:

Driian said...

lucky one ;)
hope you enjoy your stay in ireland