31 July 2008

Donkey and Dolmen



.... and the dolmen on its own. Fahan, near Ventry (not far from Dunbeg promontory fort and on the way to the famine cottages) on the Dingle peninsula, Kerry

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two of our favourite things - donkeys and dolmens.

Sean Jeating said...

Hey, you made a trip around Dingle, too? Were the Fuchsias already blooming along the roads? Conor Pass? Ah, must stop.
Thanks for sharing these photos, Jams.

jams o donnell said...

Two excellent favourites Sean!

I certainly did Sean. THe fuchsias and Monbretias were out in force. Bliss!

Dragonstar said...

As Aileni said, two favourites of ours. Nice little dolmen, and the donkey looks well cared for.

jams o donnell said...

It seemed a happy donkey for sure

Chris said...

Twas a long time ago human hands placed those rocks upon each other.... not that the donkey cares!

CherryPie said...

Both lovely :-)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks cherie

THat is so true on both counts Chris!

Tink *~*~* said...

I look at something like this and wonder how long that capstone has been balancing there. And about the day the whole structure was erected. Who's buried there? Who built the dolmen? A son? A husband? Did the neighbors come 'round to help lift the capstone, and did they gather for a meal afterward, standing around with cups of mead, talking of their crops and the latest war?

And I wonder about the family of whomever is buried there, and in what ways their lives were made different because of the absence of the deceased.

I probably should not comment on blogs before my second cuppa...

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

jams o donnell said...

That's a good point Tink. There is a spectaculat promontory fort nearby but the dolmen predates it by a long time. Sadly your questions will probably never be answered mores the pity.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Dingle Peninsula. The place where the dreaded dingleberries originated from. :)

Liz said...

It's beautiful round Dingle, isn't it? Reminds of a story - I wonder if I have told it on my blog.

jams o donnell said...

Dingle's beautiful Liz, even when it's raining

THere was a bountiful harvest of berries EWBL!

The Lone Beader said...

The donkey is cute!

jams o donnell said...

Certainly is!