Guess where I went last month? IRELAND! I was only there for a family reunion (my mother was born in Ireland and came to the States to work as a nurse) so I didn’t have much time for photography, but my aunt took me out for a day to the Sligo area. This is the view from Carrowkeel Megalithic Cemetery. An Cheathrú Chaol in Irish means ‘the Narrow Quarter’. Circumstantial Carbon 14 dating places the tombs at between 5400 and 5100 years old (3400 to 3100 BC), so that they predate the Pyramids on Egypt’s Giza plateau by 500-800 years. Carrowkeel is set on high ground above Lough Arrow, and the tombs seem to be oriented towards the area of Cuil Irra, Knocknarea and Carrowmore. There are fourteen passage tombs in Carrowkeel, and some you can even go inside!

 

No editing done. That thing about Ireland being really green isn't a joke.

No editing done. That thing about Ireland being really green isn’t a joke.

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