Visible from the beach at Derrynane House is Bull Rock, the nearer of the two big rocks in the mouth of the estuary. This was ... More
Visible from the beach at Derrynane House is Bull Rock, the nearer of the two big rocks in the mouth of the estuary. This was a sacred place for the Gaels. They believed that Bull Rock was the entrance to the Kingdom of Donn, God of the Dead. According to Gaelic legend, when the sun shines through a hole in the rock, it becomes a gate into the next world. Sunrise and sunset were transition periods for them, when people could slip away from the real world into a magical one. There is no doubt that Derrynane beach is very atmospheric. If you sit there at sunset and see the sun shine through Bull Rock, you'd almost believe in the magic.
Built as early as 1000BC, Staigue Fort is possibly the best preserved ring fort in Ireland today. A massive structure,
the walls are three feet (four metres) thick at the base and rise to a height of 18 feet ...
The rock carvings in Tanum, in the north of Bohuslän, are a unique artistic achievement not only for their rich
and varied motifs (depictions of humans and animals, weapons, boats and other subjects) but also for their cultural and ...
This quiet and peaceful place was once the setting for a terrible tragedy. In 1653 Thaddeus Moriarty was arrested by
Cromwellian soldiers. The devoted priest was celebrating mass for a local group of the faithful. It was an act ...