mb - Ancient Site - Cashel of Cahermacnaghton

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Michael Slattery on October 9, 2007

This looks like a stone ring fort. Earthen ring forts called raths while the stone ones like these are called cahers. I'm not sure of the location but it may be Cathair Mich Neachtain which was a brehon law school. I assume you came up the switchbacks called the Corkscrew hill. After this did you take a left down a small road?

♫ Swissmay on October 9, 2007

Maybe it was the Ring Fort of Caherconnell. But it wasn't a tourist's center. It was somewhere on a plateau, I think to remember. Those pictures are from June 2006. So it's difficult to sort out, which small roads I went along, since they are not all signed. :-) But when I get to the pictures, I hopefully can reconstruct the ways I went. Thank you very much in any case, Mike!

Michael Slattery on October 13, 2007

I was here today and I am sure it is Cathair Mich Neachtain or Cahermacnaghten in English. It was the supposed site of a 16th Cent. brehon law school run by the O'Davern family. Brehon means judge and brehon law was the legal system which predated the adoption of English law in Ireland.

http://www.ria.ie/committees/pdfs/archaeology/excavation_reports/odavoren-landscape.pdf

♫ Swissmay on October 13, 2007

Mike, thank you so much! It means a lot to me, to be able to map them correctly. And thanks very much also for the link. It is very interesting, I have just overflown some of it and I will study it closer. It's fantastic to imagine how organized gaelic life was already many centuries ago.

I feel really happy to have found such a place without knowing of its real importance. And to have stayed there without any co-tourists, only the site, this special atmosphere and me.

Regards, May

Michael Slattery on October 15, 2007

Your turn :-)

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5257226

I can't remember where this was. I think it may have been Lausanne but I am not sure. Any ideas?

♫ Swissmay on October 15, 2007

I'll see where I find these boats! :-))

Lausanne is a pretty good guess, since there are two at the same time in this port. Have you been in other ports on this lake? If so, in which? I am pretty sure, it's Ouchy, the port of Lausanne, Quai des Chalands. Have you some other pictures from near this place?

Michael Slattery on October 15, 2007

I think you may be right. I stayed at a hotel near the Ouchy a few times. I've also been to Geneva and Montreux. But I think it was Lausanne.

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