Photographer's Note

This is Legananny Dolmen found near Slieve Croob in the Mourne Mountains. Taken on a day that turned out to be a mixed bag of weather, was ideally looking for a very dark sky but of course by the time i travelled here the skies cleared. Needless to say 10 mintues later it was pouring again.:)

So because i had a beautiful blue and perfect sky, I made the shot monochrome and then put a warming filter on it, just to try to give it some sense of moodiness.

Legananny is a neolithic portal tomb, built between 4000 and 4500 years ago. The word 'dolmen' was used by early studies of antiquities and comes from the Breton (the language of Brittany in France closely related to Irish gaelic) word 'tolmen' which means 'stone table'. These monuments also gave rise to legends after which they have been named. The Giant's Grave or the Druid's altar are common local names for such features. 'Diarmud's and Grainne's bed' reflects another story from the Tain. Originally this would have had a mound covering it but most of this has been removed although there are traces on all sides of the tomb itself except for the lane on the left.

In this case the name Legananny comes from Liagán Áine or 'Pillar of Enya'. She was the mythical goddess loved by the equally mythical Finn McCool.

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