While awaiting execution in Pentonville prison Sir Roger Casement sent a letter to his cousin Gertrude Bannister in which he wrote “Take my body back with you and let it lie in the old churchyard in Murlough Bay.”
Murlough Bay is in County Antrim. It is a bay which is hardly known in the south of Ireland. One can view Rathlin Island and views across the sea to the Mull of Kintyre, Islay, Jura and various other Scottish islands.
Thousands of megaliths, such as Newgrange and Stonehenge, are found throughout Europe. Where were the first of these built? Bettina Schulz Paulsson of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden analysed the dates from over 2000 megaliths in Europe, and has made a suggestion where these were first built.
At Kilclooney near Ardara in Donegal there are three portal tombs and the remains of a court tomb. The famous Dolmen has a capstone 6 metres long. Close to this dolmen is a much smaller collapsed portal tomb.
Sliabh Liag, sometimes Slieve League or Slieve Liag is a mountain on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland. Keep Reading
Glencar Waterfall is located west of Manorhamilton, is 15 metres high, and is situated at Glencar Lough. A great example of a Poet transforming nature, so that even a not-so-imposing waterfall can have some glory. The Waterfall served as an inspiration to the Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’
Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star