Loughcrew Cairns

Reputed to be one of the oldest cemeteries in the world. The largest of the three Cairns has a Autumnal Equinox and Vernal Equinox when the chamber is bathed with sunlight. Legend has it that witches created the mound by dropping stone as they flew over.

Copyright: Gerard Healy
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 03/11/2012
Uploaded: 13/11/2012
Updated: 16/10/2014


Tags: cairns; oldest; neolithic; oldcastle; co. meath; ireland; historic; heritage; slieve na cailleach; caillighe; panorama; hill of the witches.; loughcrew
  • Donal Laurence Heffernan about 2 years ago
    By the way, your photography is stunning and professional. You will do a great job with the 'real' story ;)
  • Donal Laurence Heffernan about 2 years ago
    Away with ye and your perpetuation of the hobgoblins, faeries and flying witches. It may sound fun but it detracts from the serious history of this legacy. Regarding them all with a sweeping 'necropolis' title is equally mis-leading and delays the uncovering of their genuine purpose. It diminishes peoples attitudes to the immense civil engineering projects carried out for a far more serious intent than piling old stones over old bones.
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