I run Boyne Valley Tours and noticed how often sheep are in photos of megalithic sites : Newgrange, Tara, Loughcrew, Avebury and more.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sheep at Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire, England


Photo by Márcio Cabral de Moura

Avebury is the site of an ancient monument consisting of a large henge, several stone circles, stone avenues and barrows, surrounding the village of Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is one of the finest and largest Neolithic monuments in Europe, about 5,000 years old. Although older than the megalithic stages of Stonehenge 32 kilometres (20 miles) to the south, the two monuments are broadly contemporary overall. More from Wikipedia ...

Lambs at Carrowmore, Co, Sligo


Text and Photo by Bernd Biege

Carrowmore near Sligo - once you stand in the middle of the fields surrounding the tombs on a moderately clear day you will be fascinated. The massive plateau of Belbulben cuts off the view to the North. In the West Queen Maebh's Grave on the top of Knocknarea aligns with several Carrowmore tombs.

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