Visits For March, 2008

Sunday, 2nd March 2008

All Hail (In) Antrim

What a day! It rained a little bit after I'd passed Belfast, but it wasn't much. I certainly wasn't expecting the hail and snow I got at the top of Knocklayd Mountain! Amazingly, there was a group of people climbing up it, too. Hello to you if you come across this.

As usual I had a list of sites to see, but (as usual lately) rain late in the day stopped my site-seeing. I did manage to get to a few new sites and revisit a couple of others to take another look at them. One of these revisits was to the two portal tombs at Ballyvennaght on the way to the nearby standing stone. The other sites included the cairn on top of Knocklayd, two stone pairs and a court tomb. The latter, Carndoo at Ballyboley, was particularly interesting, because although the court is ruined the gallery still has much of its roof - a real rarity.

As soon as I've finished adding last week's images I'll pop the new Seasick Steve CD on to play and get on with writing this trip up properly.

Work on Monu-Mental About Prehistoric Antrim is on schedule, so a mid to late summer release is looking likely! It'll soon be time to start on the fourth book, which will cover a county from Connaght, but I still don't know which one yet.

Carn-na-Truagh - Tavnaghboy (Co. Antrim)Cairn3 New Images
Ballynagloch - Ballynaglogh (Co. Antrim)Stone Pair3 New Images
Cloughananca - Ballyvennaght (Co. Antrim)Portal Tomb8 New Images
Ballyvennaght (Co. Antrim)Standing Stone7 New Images
Ballycleagh (Co. Antrim)Stone Pair5 New Images
Carndoo - Ballyboley (Co. Antrim)Court Tomb4 New Images
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