Visits For October, 2004

Monday, 25th October 2004

Rainbows in Mayo

All in all we (my wife and I) saw 7 or 8 rainbows today, giving the day out a wonderfully magical feel. We set off for northeast Mayo and west Sligo to see a few tombs and other bits and bobs. The west Sligo part didn't happen, mainly because we spent over an hour at one site watching the Atlantic crash in and admiring the silliness of some surfers playing in the waves.

The sun was with us most of the day, except when I needed it most. The wind was also making its presence known, but it was still a glorious day.

Two mountains were ever present. To the south the huge conical Nephin was always on the horizon. To the east I was amazed that Knocknarea was visible 30 miles across the water. Donegal was just visible to the northeast, but what surprised me was that other shadows seemed to lurk on the northern horizon, giving the impression of land - but this was only cloud doing a very good job of fooling the eye. It's easy to see where myths of lands out to sea that can't be reached come from.

Creevagh (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb4 New Images
Rathlackan (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb10 New Images
Castletown (W) (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb2 New Images
Castletown (E) (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb3 New Images
Carrowtrasna (Co. Mayo)Standing Stone6 New Images
Carrowsteelagh (Co. Mayo)Standing Stone1 New Image
St. Cumin's Well - Kilcummin (Co. Mayo)Holy Well5 New Images
St. Cumin's Grave - Kilcummin Church (Co. Mayo)Standing Stone8 New Images
Cashel (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb1 New Image
Breastagh (Co. Mayo)Ogham Stone2 New Images
Rathfranpark (Co. Mayo)Wedge Tomb2 New Images
Carbad Mor (Co. Mayo)Court Tomb2 New Images
Drumanone (Co. Roscommon)Portal Tomb5 New Images
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