Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) #3: Dromberg Stone Circle

This stone circle was in southern Ireland, a day’s drive from Cork. Much smaller than Stonehenge, but — how beautiful to come upon it in the Irish countryside! Self saw the Dromberg Stone Circle in 2017 (She’s just beginning to appreciate the enormous amount of traveling she did that year!)

This is self’s 3rd posting for the Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC). Read all about it on Cee Neuner’s blog. She and Marsha Ingrao are co-hosts of this challenge.

Stay cool, dear blog readers. Stay cool.

10 Comments

  1. Marsha said,

    July 10, 2021 at 4:19 am

    This does look a lot like Stonehenge. I’d never heard of it, so thanks so much for sharing. It’s a wonderful photo. πŸ™‚

    • July 10, 2021 at 4:36 am

      I had never heard of this site before either, until I got to Cork. There aren’t any tourist facilities around, you actually have to hire a car and driver to go there. But after I saw it, I realized, this building of stone circles was all over the United Kingdom: Stonehenge, Seahenge (in Cornwall) and in southern Ireland.

      • Marsha said,

        July 10, 2021 at 4:50 am

        I visited Stonehenge with my mom in 1992 while you could still walk around it. I thought it had something to do with time or seasons, but now I know there was much more history to it than that. I’m sure these other locations have much history and folk lore about them, too. πŸ™‚

      • July 10, 2021 at 4:52 am

        I visited in 2014! I searched hard and found a retired British Army major who leads small group tours that start at sundown. We walked across a sheep meadow (with sheep, of course. And droppings!) and I cannot explain how it feels to see the stones getting bigger and bigger on the horizon. That is a magical place.

      • Marsha said,

        July 10, 2021 at 6:58 pm

        Wow! Sundown. That would be a bit eerie, I think, and maybe a bit messy in a field of sheep. Did anything bizarre happen while you were there? Mom and I went on a daytime tour with a group of English teachers from the local university writers organization. Just imagining how the stones got there in the first place boggled our minds.

      • July 10, 2021 at 9:37 pm

        Well, secret: I wrote a short story abt Stonehenge, abt 10 yrs ago. A professor at Oxford happened to read it and sent me the book he wrote abt Stonehenge. It was some kind of pre-historic computer? Could be used to track the movement of the stars? Also, each stone was like a loudspeaker. It was a sacred space — no human habitation was ever built, for miles and miles around. You walked to the site, over meadows, just like my tour group did. The walk was part of the ritual.

      • Marsha said,

        July 11, 2021 at 8:53 pm

        I don’t remember any ritual. The wind was howling, and we couldn’t have heard anything if we’d tried. See if this picture of Mom and me comes up in the comment. http://tchistorygal.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/peggy-and-marsha.jpg?w=474

      • July 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm

        What a GREAT picture!

  2. Cee Neuner said,

    July 10, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    If you didn’t tell us where it was, I would have guessed Stonehenge. Delightful photos for this week. πŸ˜€

    • July 10, 2021 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you! I sort of want to see every stone circle in the UK! It’s my secret agenda.


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