Thursday, March 16, 2006

16 March 2006
Slieve Commedagh, The Mourne Wall and Tollymore Park

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

15 March 2006

I've been away at the Manchester Irish Festival - great people, in it's 11th year and better every time - except for the snow!

Back home now to St Patrick's Day here - the gorse is in abundance


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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Blackbird

This blackbird comes to the garden every day. Today he was sitting in the cherry tree outside the back door.

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

BallymcDermott Court Tomb

One of the best court tombs in Ireland, cnstructed 5,500 years ago and still powerfully evocative.

Standing on the shoulder of Camlough Mountain near to Newry County Down, this tomb has an almost circular courtyard, outside a three chambered grave.

It is in great condition considering the ravages of time and a collision with a US army vehicle during WWII!

Said to be haunted, this is certainly an enchanted place.

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3 March 2006

BallymcDermott Court Tomb
On Camlough Mountain near Newry.

Built c.3500BC, a magnificent 3 chambered tomb with a circular ceremonial entrance courtyard

The snow capped summit of Slieve Donard, the highest peak in the Mournes (and in N. Ireland) looms in the distance.


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Thursday, March 02, 2006