Some History In Glencolmcille

IMG_6574donesmall

 

Our second day in Glencolmcille, and again, we were starting out at St. Columba’s Church.  A short walk along the road on the same route as the Drum Loop Walk, brought us to a couple of ancient monuments from pre-Christian times.  The first was a standing stone, with a hole through the centre at eye height.  The stone seems to be pre-Christian, although one side has carvings that were added later during the Christian era.

 

IMG_6577small

The narrow standing stone.

 

IMG_6579donesmall

The hole near the top of the stone.

 

IMG_6582donesmall

The carved side of the standing stone.

 

The second site was a court cairn tomb which is probably around 5000 years old.

 

IMG_6586donesmall

A view back to St. Columba’s Church.

 

IMG_6591small

The court cairn tomb.

 

IMG_6593small

 

 

IMG_6594small

 

 

IMG_6596small

 

 

IMG_6600donesmall

 

 

IMG_6604donesmall

 

 

IMG_6606donesmall

 

 

IMG_6613donesmall

 

 

IMG_6621donesmall

 

 

IMG_6622donesmall

 

 

IMG_6624small

A roadside view.

 

IMG_6629donesmall

A view of St. Columba’s Church through the hedgerow.

 

Next I would follow the Drum Loop walk part of the way before branching off to hike to the summit of Croaghacullion Hill.

 

4 thoughts on “Some History In Glencolmcille

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s