Sunday, 2 August 2015

Excavation, Wedge tomb cemeteries and the Cliffs of Moher

One of the many wedge tombs in a very small area

The reason I was up there, the first excavation of a wedge tomb in the Burren ever!

The strange revetment wall surrounding the tomb, which would have been used to hold up the cairn material

The inner wedge tomb, wasnt much left of it, just one of the side stones and the front entrance stone

Outside the tomb they found an inhumation! You can see the bones here

Nearby, the famous Parknabinnia Wedge tomb, another one crossed off the list!

The Cliffs of Moher. Not been here since I was 8!

I was very kindly invited to visit an excavation of a wedge tomb in the Burren by Ros Ó'Maoldúin. Twas an unmissable opportunity to see the excavation of a wedge tomb first hand (the first ever Wedge tomb to excavated in the Burren!). While there he took time out of his busy schedule to show me around the cluster of wedge tombs around it, which can only be described as a Bronze Age wedge tomb cemetery (only in the Burren!). While there myself Ara, the other half, took the chance to pop over and visited the Cliffs of Moher after.

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