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Stone circle in the comeragh mountains

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All images using a Sigma SD15, 15-30mm lens, iso 50
Comeragh mountains – stone circle
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Stone circles

Comeragh Mountains stone circle location

For myself I love being out on a summer evening walking in the hills, a lot of the Irish hill sides are defined as common land and even though farmed by the same families for many generations these areas are by law open land.

The Comeragh mountains in county waterford has many locations well worth finding but for myself the most interesting are the neolithic monuments and grave sites.

While out last evening I came across this stone circle resting in one of the many valleys in this area, it once would have been a monumental site with its some eight foot high standing stones used to mark the passing of the farming year.

Ireland has a wealth of prehistoric sites that few since the Christian period pay any attention to, for myself however this is where the true history of Ireland exists, People existed in small communities at a local level, however they had everything in common with and communicated with people throughout Europe.

They existed in nature, out in the wilds and they understood the world around them with their very survival in mind, they held personal skill that they learnt from each other.

This stone circle marks those skill’s very well as measuring the seasons was vital to them.

NB: I have circled the above map to locate the stone circle and give some idea as to its size.

Comeragh mountains stone circle – Gallery

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14 responses

  1. I am so glad that I can walk with you across the blogger miles. We have covered a lot of ground!!! Humanity has always had a close connection to space and location. Thank you…

    July 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    • Hello Rebecca πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you. so glad you came along for the walk and very pleased it sounds like you enjoyed to so much πŸ™‚

      Nigel

      July 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  2. Beautiful. Makes me want to go for a walk.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    • Hello Tric πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very pleased you enjoyed the post. Well what’s to stop you, off you go πŸ™‚

      July 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  3. Thanks for another view of the world!

    July 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  4. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Lovely images, Nigel.
    I think a trip to Ireland will have to go on my ‘bucket list’. I love ruins & prehistoric finds. I also prefer green fields and hills (to the dry Eucalyptus bushland in Australia).

    July 19, 2013 at 1:54 am

    • Hello Vicki .

      I thin it’s just being in places you have not seen before or very much anyway. You would love it Vicki πŸ™‚

      I would love to see the dry lands the closest I have come is in Spain or Portugal in the dry months, the local ways say they have two fall’s one in the winter and one in the summer .

      July 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

  5. Wow, ancient stones placed by ancient people…the fact that they’re just sitting there atop the ground is amazing!

    All gorgeous shots Nigel. I love the blue skies and texture of the grasses.

    The ancients gave you some awfully good light with which to showcase their work. πŸ™‚

    July 19, 2013 at 4:42 am

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes, they must have been looking down on us this summer we are having the best weather for many years.

      It make’s you wonder just how many people have farmed these fields since this circle was used, an amazing amount I can imagine and the stories these stones could tell would be priceless πŸ™‚

      July 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

  6. All those yellowy-greens. Yum.

    July 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    • Hello Elen,

      Yes, it’s been very dry here for a while and all the grasses are going very yellow just like in the fall. They do look amazing at the time of year. πŸ™‚

      July 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

  7. 1annecasey

    Gorgeous, lush, vibrant images.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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