Myself and Tatjana headed for Mayo to see some megaliths - I think someone's trying to tell me that I should get on with my next book - Monu-Mental About Prehistoric Mayo. She suggested that we camp rough at a very nice spot she knew - a place I had to promise not to divulge. It is a wonderful location and we were able to watch seals and seabirds fishing just metres from our tents.
We started off by visiting some of my favourites that Tatjana had not been to and a friary that I had always wanted to visit, because of the carving of a round tower on one of its pillars. We went to Carrowleagh (County Mayo) first and then onto the friary, followed by the ogham stone and wedge tomb at Breastagh (see Breastagh (County Mayo) and Breastagh (County Mayo) respectively). Then Tatjana showed me the most incredibly obvious barrow, which surprisingly no one had noticed until she discovered it a couple of years ago (I spotted another potentially new one close by, too.)
Then we started to head towards the camping spot via Rathlackan (County Mayo) and some barrows on Downpatrick Head, near to Ceide Fields (County Mayo). We got caught in the rain here and nearly went home, but decided that the camping spot was far enough away that the weather might improve. It did improve and we had a pleasant evening drinking wine and chatting.
|Carrowleagh (Co. Mayo)||Court Tomb||1 New Image|
|Rosserk Friary - Abbeytown (Co. Mayo)||Monastic Settlement||21 New Images|
|Bartragh Island (Co. Mayo)||Barrow||3 New Images|
|Rathfranpark (Co. Mayo)||Wedge Tomb||4 New Images|
|Breastagh (Co. Mayo)||Ogham Stone||6 New Images|
|Rathlackan (Co. Mayo)||Court Tomb||8 New Images|
|Downpatrick Head I (Co. Mayo)||Barrow||2 New Images|
|Downpatrick Head II (Co. Mayo)||Barrow||4 New Images|