Tag Archives: Neolithic

Gallán Bhaile Phúinse

A short distance up the road from the Standing stone at Craddockstown we find what is possibly the tallest Standing stone in the country. It is definitely the tallest I have come across to date. I first spotted it driving … Continue reading

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Chradógaigh Standing Stone

Kildare is probably best known for its horse breeding and flat open plains, unfortunately we don’t have an abundance of ancient Neolithic monuments, there are no great Stone Circles or Burial Tombs so to speak. But what we do have … Continue reading

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Dumha Na nGiall

The first noticeable structure within the Ráith Na Rig or Fort of the Kings is a Neolithic passage tomb known as ‘The Mound of the Hostages’, or to give it its correct Gaelic name ‘Dumha Na nGiall’. This is most … Continue reading

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Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrúnaigh – Monochrome Madness Challenge

For this weeks Monochrome Challenge over on Leanne Cole’s Blog, I  picked an image which as it happens, was origionaly posted on this very day one year ago. As It happened, I had taken a road trip down to Carlow … Continue reading

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Aghaboe Standing Stone

On our recent trip with two of my junior Ruinhunters, we were driving up towards Aghaboe Abbey. just before we arrived I noticed a stone in a field to the left hand side which I had not noticed on my … Continue reading

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Rework Wednesday 29

OK so here we are at week 29 of this re-work series, for a while now it would appear that my images and content has been Ominous to say the least. Its something that I will always take as a … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 24

The Standing Stone at Craddockstown, Kildare was my very first Neolithic monument to capture way back in 2012.  I distinctly remember making my way across the field to get to it and the sense of excitement i felt. I always … Continue reading

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Ring Barrow on the Great Heath

Moving on with my recent trip around county Laois, I was driving through the Great Heath when I spotted something interesting. Yes right on the roadside was this fantastic Ring Barrow. For anyone whom does not know a barrow is … Continue reading

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Mullaghmast Standing Stone

The last port of call for myself & Dylan on the way home was the Standing Stone of Mullaghmast, one of Kildare’s ‘Magnificent Seven’. I have previously covered similar stones at Kilgowan, Punchestown Great, Craddockstown West  & Maudlins Holed Stone. … Continue reading

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Broadleas Stone Circle

As promised I finally got back out on the road in search of new sites to explore and photograph, and took one of my little ruin hunters with me. Dylan has just turned three and is probably the most adventurous … Continue reading

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