Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Grianan Ailligh

Continuing our northerly route, we drove up to Grianan Ailligh, a ring fort perched atop a hill with commanding views of Donegal, Derry, and Tyrone counties. Built in the midst of the Iron Age, 1st century AD, it is marvelously well preserved, dry stone construction, a lintelled entrance, with walls 5 meters high and nearly as thick. Archaeologists conjecture it rests on a neolithic cairn and was at the crossroads of neolithic paths.
Perched high indeed

With commanding views


Photos by Vicki, who climbed up to the battlements

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