Sunday, 4 September 2016

A Ring Fort On The Ring Of Kerry.

We went for a run out yesterday on the ring of Kerry.  It was raining and the villages and towns eating and drinking establishments seemed to be doing a roaring trade with the cavalcades of coaches and cars stopping for refreshments.  

We decided to stop at Staigue Fort.  It's a dry stone fort from Bronze age times.  There is an 'honesty' box outside the entrance requesting visitors donate 1 Euro.

 It was probably an haven for farmer's from wolves and marauding tribes.  I found it incredibly peaceful and didn't 'pick up' on any bad karma's.  I can dowse for water and I tried dowsing with my hands and picked up on a very strong pull in the centre of the fort.  Some people claim that there are hidden tunnels connecting these forts to other ancient forts.  

I am still recovering from my foot-blisters from my 100 mile walk along part of the Dingle Way.  It was good to see places from the comfort of the car.  

So who would live in a smallholding like this?  A Lord or a Lady or just a family of smallholders?



  1. I would have thought it would have been someone of means to be having a fort. Although you see many large enclosures in Scotland for Shepherds to shelter their flocks. I love seeing things like this. I still think about your horseshoes in the walls. I nearly asked the builders to add some for luck to our build, but I think they would think I was a nutter. I hope the weather is being kind over there. We have had lots of wind and rain. Yuck

  2. Thanks for your comment Sol. They must have been very clever and strong to build such a huge dry stone wall construction.

    The horse shoes would be a good addition to any building work. We painted our initials and the year of construction on to the render when we built our bungalow. The weather is very mixed over here too.

  3. You did walk a long way Dave. Hope the blisters are getting better. I see Clattenburg is in charge of the Manchester Derby. Someone will have to keep Mourinho and Guardiola apart.

  4. Hi Rachel. We walked 100 miles and I still have the blisters to prove it. The fort visit was a trip out in the car. I would settle for a draw. Form goes out of the window in a derby and a card happy referee can spoil a good match. Thanks!

  5. Hi Dave, I hope the blisters mend soon. I did a mountain race at the weekend and picked up an unusual injury - a sore nipple. A first for me. I'll remember to use vaseline next time. We must learn to combat our sporting injuries :)

    I like the bright horizon.

  6. Thanks Gwil, I think it was the combination of my feet swelling(bruised big toe nail) with my boots not being perhaps a size bigger, having to paddle through beach streams and river tributaries, the 100 miles pounding and the grit from the sand that all contributed to some wonderful blisters. One part of the walk was 12 miles of beach.

    I have heard of jogger's nipple. There is nothing like pain is there? Thanks!

    1. We wear our wounds stoically.

    2. My fingers don't type words stoically. You are right though you have got to be positive: no pain - no gain!


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