Monday, May 16, 2011

Caherlehillan, County Kerry

Caherlehillan is one of the oldest if not the oldest christian site in Ireland. The site was intensively researched and excavated in the 1990s by archeologist John Sheehan and his students, here is a report about the
The two standing slabs show very strong carvings, particular the one to the right with a bird, believed to be a peacock.
If you continue walking from the actual church site to the farm ( you need to ask for permission) you get to a wedge tomb, a fort and some ancient buildings or what is left of them. The fields are divided by numerous stonewalls. A wonderful tranquil place, the scenery is permanent changing with the movement of clouds and light.