“On a day of bright sky, when the hills are of that intoxicating misty blue that belongs especially to the west, the bogland is a lovely far-reaching expanse of purple and rich brown: and the lakelets take on the quite indescribable colour that comes from clear sky reflected in bog-water, while the sea-inlets glow with an intense but rather greener blue. On such a day the wanderer will thank his lucky star that it has brought him to Connemara.”
Robert Lloyd Praeger, 'The Way That I Went' 1937

 

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Michael Gibbons Archaeology Travel Facebook

3 weeks ago
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Great weather for fieldwork in the uplands of the West! Tune in to Connemara Community Radio, Monday 8th, for the 1st of a 12 part series on the Archaeology, history and Folklore of the West! ... See more

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1 month ago
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More exciting new discoveries, this time in Kerry!

What is believed to be an Early Iron Age village has been discovered in a remote valley in West Kerry.
Situated in the Sliabh Mis mountains, the ancient settlement of eight huts may have connections ... See more

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2 months ago
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Doonaglass a stunning stone fort which encompasses the entire circuit of a tiny tidal islet in the narrow sound between Achill and Achill Beg island. This area was once of great strategic importance ... See more

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3 months ago
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Neolithic landscapes in the Connemara highlands.
News that the Céide fields may infact be Bronze age has sent waves through the archaeological world!
The evidence from Connemara and South West Mayo ... See more

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