Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Landscape and Belief in South Kerry

Killabuonia stone enclosure ruins, St.Finian´s Bay

Cross slab and gabel shrine Killabuonia

Orthostic monument Rathkieran, St.Finian´s bay

Cross inscribed slab near Lough Currane, Waterville

Detail of cross slab

Cross slab near Waterville between trees

Detail cross slab

Stone row near Lough Currane, Waterville

Cross slab Termons, outside Waterville

Early ecclesiastical site at Loher, Waterville

Cross slabs at Loher in line with Skellig Michael
In preparation for the √Čigse na Br√≠deoige 2015 festival I was ask to visit and photograph some heritage sites in the South Kerry area together with Paddy Bush, one of the organisers and speaker at the festival. This years theme was "Landscape and Belief". Over the weekend long festival very interesting illustrated talks, a book launch, music concerts and guided walks to archeology sites created a great combination for anybody interested in the history, folklore and impact of religion on the landscape that is still visible today in South Kerry. The festival has a website: Eigse
I would like to thank the organisers for the opportunity to visit those very interesting locations.
Please be aware that some of the sites are on private property.