Visits For July, 2004

Friday, 23rd July 2004

Overgrown Surprise

I popped out briefly this evening to show someone how to get down to Glendruid (County Dublin). The path down is terribly overgrown, but still just about discernable if you know where to look. The state of some of our finest monuments is a disgrace. The only people to blame are the people in power with the purse-strings, because it is they who are underfunding the maintainence of our Heritage. It's about time a very large proportion of the country's income from tourism was ploughed back into the things people come here to see! If our historical monuments are allowed to deteriorate at the current rate no one will come to see them, so no more money from Heritage tourism. Surely they must see this! Anyway, even if there was no money involved it is still a national disgrace that we cannot care for the country's history better than we do.

Changing tack completely, I'll stop ranting and take this opportunity to let you know about a great new website dedicated to Sheela-na-Gigs that has recently been placed online. I'm not sure, but I think all the known examples are covered and there are directions and OS grid references for them all. The layout is easy to follow and the whole website looks great. It can be found at:

http://www.irelands-sheelanagigs.org/

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