Rocks galore in the Bog of the Castle

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My translation of Moneygashel may be a little wide of the mark but I am always open to correction. As I read it the translation is Món na gCashel or the Bog of the Castle? Whatever the translation is this Mason image of a stone age fort near Blacklion in County Cavan shows a vast collection of stones drawn from a stony landscape. Looking at that house in the background one suspects that the fort was pillaged at one time?

Photographer: Thomas H. Mason

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: 1890 - 1910

NLI Ref: M38/6

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    • 17/Oct/2022 07:59:55

    Moneygashel Fort Moneygashel Fort

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    • 17/Oct/2022 08:03:19

    Muine na gCaiseal ‘the thicket of the stone ring-forts’

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    • 17/Oct/2022 08:06:47 via Tecnotink

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    • 17/Oct/2022 08:33:00

    How is your Russian? Delightful video from a woman and young boy clambering all over. And a magical white horse ... Via 'The Enchantress from the Emerald Isle' -

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    Niall McAuley

    • 17/Oct/2022 09:11:49

    From the NIAH: Description: Raised circular area (int. diam. 24.7m) enclosed by a massive stone wall. Within the thickness of the wall there is an external stairway at S comprising seven steps, and two internal stairways at NW and NE, both of which have been blocked up. A souterrain (CV004-016003-) entrance is visible in the external face of the wall at S. A largely blocked-up water conduit, which it is believed (Richardson 1938, 20, and local information) carried water to the site from a stream higher up on the hill, is visible in the internal face of the wall at S. (Milligan 1890-1, 580-2; Lowry-Corry and Richardson 1937, 163-4; Richardson and Lowry-Corry 1938, 21)

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    • 17/Oct/2022 12:27:23

    Co-Ords 54.2540499, -7.9094695

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    Deirge (Del)

    • 17/Oct/2022 19:42:56

    Thanks to the Suck Diesel connection and via some some dodgy wikidata shuffling in esperanto the picture has landed on the German Wikipedia, where other links can be found:, &

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    Deirge (Del)

    • 17/Oct/2022 20:00:29

    Acutally the update says "Dies ist eine ungesichtete Version. Alle 2 Änderungen müssen gesichtet werden, bevor sie Benutzern standardmäßig angezeigt werden." (Leagan neamhfheicthe é seo. Ní mór gach 2 athrú a athbhreithniú sula dtaispeánfar d'úsáideoirí iad de réir réamhshocraithe aka This is an unseen version. All 2 changes must be reviewed before they are displayed to users by default.) So it is being hidden until the Germans are happy. Its always great craic on a continental language Wiki.