Wednesday, December 31, 2008

They were here first

This is one of my favorite collection of stones in Ireland, between the towns of Tullaghan and Mullaghmore - it's called Saint Patrick's Well.

The little shrine on top of it contains a plaster sculpture of Saint Patrick in green robes.

Saint Patrick's Well has a splendid view of the Atlantic, a series of cliffs and inlets leading to Bundoran. It looks out on Donegal Bay and Slieve League. If it could see far enough, it would notice Quebec.

However, Saint Patrick's Well is not really Saint Patrick's at all.

In fact, it is a neolithic tomb of some five thousand years provenance.

Water runs under it.

Just so you know.
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