Visiting Lough Crew cairins;
A recent guest on a day trip from lough owel Lodge sent me back this report after visiting lough Crew cairins ;
We drove and drove and drove, ending up on a narrow single-track road that led to a small parking lot. But where were the mounds? Seems our B&B gal left out one very important detail… they were located on top of a mountain. We walked up a flight of stone steps, but the path continued up. Judy decided to wait in the car. I walked up to the ridge and … the path went up even further, up through the sheep pasture.
By now the views were spectacular. I continued, asking the hikers walking down if it were worth it. Oh yes, they said. I plugged away. Over the next ridge there was yet another ridge, this one at a 45 degree angle UP. I was discouraged but hey, I’d come this far!
I did reach the top, by now with 360 degree views and yes, a stone cairn on top. More than one, in fact. I even went inside the largest, and the entrance stones were covered with carved spirals, just like Newgrange. It was a little exhilarating. Ireland. On top of a mountain. With megalithic cairns. Not something you do every day.
Why not come and stay at Lough Owel Lodge we are just over an hour from Dublin
and ideal to visit the many historical sites in the area.