List of Dr. Walter Bernard’s findings

From the proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 1879 Starting in the northern gallery, he found on the floor, closest to the entrance: A large stone, measuring in its widest part across. In the centre is a round hole, 3 inches deep and 1½ in diameter. The stone itself is of the hard, granular variety …

Cornamount Hill

After much stubborn frost the forecasted heat wave embraced a still sceptic Inishowen as if it would be the last and it was not wise to walk in a shade-less environment for a few hours before late afternoon. From the foot of Greenan Hill I crossed into the first field west of the road to …

Lost and found

Wondering about the summit one September evening last year, I remembered that some years ago I had noticed a suspicious looking stone lying on a field wall. After some searching I found the stone. Its length/height is approximately 1 -1.20 meters. On my return the next day and the added bonus of blue sky and …

… and no one left to read them

The winds are still unwarranted icy, particularly on the hill. This rock lies approximately twenty metres apart from the first, close to a small field full of boulders, above the shadow of a circular structure in the ground and the most astonishing stones used in nearby field walls. The lines and dots become more visible but …

Lines that had been drawn

It is nearly a year now, since I found this rock. And I still don’t know, what its markings mean or when they were made. There are neither ogham nor runic, more a little bit of both. As if this place had its own unique language. “The first letter” has no equivalent anywhere so far. …

Possible contestant for crowning stone at Grianán

At the beginning of this year I finally started to walk the rest of the hill and surroundings, away from the sad sight of concrete fillings, and came, not really surprisingly, across a few suspicious stone compilations. Amongst them was in one a large slab with what looked like two left foot imprints. Although I …