Grianan was closed temporarily yesterday morning. Nothing serious and the workers let two American tourists in.
As I arrived in the afternoon, I found white paint markings on the top of the inside wall facing Inishowen. On the Stone Page forum it was suggested, that the Office of Public Works are going to reinforce this section of the wall. If this is the case, then the wall will be taken down again and Grianan Aileach would be at least partially closed to the public. Also again. Shrouded in mystery, as usually, it won’t be easy to find out, what their plans are and if further work can be expected this year.
I also found a third stone with the tar marks Dr. Walter Bernard made in 1874 on the heap of leftover stones. And I can’t help wondering, how many more stones will be discarded and disappear as a result of even more concrete being poored into this monument.
Photos taken May 21, 2007