Visits For March, 2007

Friday, 23rd March 2007

A Day Off, Making a Very Short Week

As well as the St. Patrick's Day Bank Holiday I had today off too this week. Not knowing what to do I decided to head back to see the portal tomb at Ervey (County Meath) and then hunt out a 'new' standing stone near by. As the way home took me through Slane I decided to head for the ruined passage tomb at Townley Hall (County Louth). From here I noticed that the main passage tomb at Dowth (County Meath) sits on the southern horizon. Nice!

This prompted me to head over to Dowth, where I saw the new notices and fence around the rear kerb stone for the first time. The plot of land where the entrance stone to the north tomb is now accessible. Worryingly there's a cabin there now that looks very much like a ticket office - I hope they're not going to attempt to close this one off and force folks to visit via the Newgrange Visitor Centre. That would be disgraceful. There were some workmen there today who were obviously going inside the tomb, but denied it when I asked them (the hard hats and torches gave it away lads!).

Ervey (Co. Meath)Portal Tomb4 New Images
Drumgill Lower (Co. Meath)Standing Stone6 New Images
Townley Hall (Co. Louth)Passage Tomb6 New Images
Dowth (Co. Meath)Passage Tomb5 New Images
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