Visits For January, 2007

Sunday, 7th January 2007

Ring-a-Ring-a-Wicklows

I did a full circuit of the Wicklow Mountains today. The trip didn't start out being completely about bullaun stones, but it ended up that way. I had intended to see some standing stones, too, but the evil rain kept stopping and starting and everytime I was near to something other than a bullaun it was very hard.

At last I managed to find the bullaun at Knocktemple that had eluded me on a previous attempt. I don't know why I didn't find it to be honest as it's out in the open. I was definitely in the right area the last time, but I must not have entered the correct field.

Other new bullauns visited today include one near to Aghowle Lower (County Wicklow) and a field full of them in Brockagh townland near to Glendalough. This field contains no less than 8 bullaun stones, but four of these make up one monument known as The Seven Fonts. This field has recently been bought by the State and I wanted to see the site before it gets any tourist attracting treatment. I only managed to locate 6 of the stones in the field, missing two double bullauns.

I finished the day by revisiting the marvelous bullaun stone at Clonmore (County Carlow).

Last week a small landmark was made on this site when I posted the 6500th image. That's a lot of images and there's now over 1650 sites here, too.

Knocktemple (Co. Wicklow)Bullaun Stone5 New Images
Brockagh (Glendalough d) (Co. Wicklow)Bullaun Stone1 New Image
Brockagh (Glendalough b) (Co. Wicklow)Bullaun Stone1 New Image
The Seven Fonts (Glendalough a) - Brockagh (Co. Wicklow)Bullaun Stone5 New Images
Aghowle Lower (Co. Wicklow)Church3 New Images
Aghowle Lower (Co. Wicklow)Cross2 New Images
Aghowle Lower (Co. Wicklow)Bullaun Stone5 New Images
Clonmore (Co. Carlow)Bullaun Stone2 New Images
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