Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Rescue at Brownshill Dolmen

The 5,000 year old Brownshill Portal Tomb, 
Kernanstown, Co.Carlow 



Poor Granny has a 150 tonne capstone on her head!

Grandpa assists Ollie to lift what is reputed to 
be Europe's largest capstone off Granny's head.

After the lift the Druid's Apprentice checks the energy,
to make sure all is as it should be.

The next stage is to do a rhythmic step dance
to seal the energy force.

On his final inspection of the portal tomb Ollie
discovers a Wooly Caterpillar.

The rescuers and the rescued are refreshed with ice creams
at the Chocolate Garden in Rathwood, Co. Wicklow.

Ollie takes Granny on an assault course to improve
her dexterity.







24 comments:

  1. Impressive, always like visiting the old tomb sites.

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    1. A good place to be scattered when the times comes eh?

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  2. Thank goodness Ollie was there to come to the rescue! And what an amazing place. I think you earned those ice creams :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Teresa and the power of that ice cream really put Granny back on her feet didn't it ? ;-))))

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  3. Hi Mel - wonderful to see ... and lovely you are sharing their visit with you. That dolmen is enormous isn't it ... while the mint ice-cream calls out! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Ginormous isn't it Hilary !
      Amazes me how those people of five thousand years ago were able to manipulate the giant stones.

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  4. Looks as though everyone is having great fun, love to all xx Nanny Fran & Granddad

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    1. We are, we are Nanny Fran and each morning we get up later and later :-)
      Thank you for the comment xxx

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  5. One wonders how on Earth they managed to moved those stone let alone raise them up!
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    1. Thanks Bazza and they didn't even have Guinness to give them the strength :-)

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  6. That's a heck of a rock to be lifting and levering up there

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    1. We only just managed it thanks our daily pint of Guinness/

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  7. Lovely photos Heron. Those ice creams look wickedly good too.

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    1. Thank you Sue. The ice creams were absolutely delicious - mine was honey waffle sundae and it was a struggle to finish it all :-)

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  8. Wonderful dolmen, Mel. Olly is experiencing history the fun way 😄 And ice cream will ensure it sticks in his memory! Well dine granny for assaulting that course too! What fun :)

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    1. Thanks for the observations Val. We are having fun times !
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  9. Haha, looks like great fun. I can't believe how much Oliie has grown! Xxx

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    1. Ollie belongs to a tall family his Mother is 5 foot ten inches and his Father is 6 foot two inches, so we can expect Ollie to be tall too. We are having some memorable times Fran.

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  10. Had one of these at my school. http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/123/plas_newydd_burial_chamber.html

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    1. Thank you Phil. Yes, indeed the same culture did abound on both islands in those days.

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  11. I have spent my summer just like this too, climbing dolmen; although in Co. Donegal!

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    1. That one made my arms ache a bit, thankfully the ice cream revived them ;-)

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