Valley of the Rock Art!

Kilcarrig is better known these days for it’s Quarry – but little is known of this whopper of a  cup mark surrounded by a curve of quartz in this granite boulder that is found close by.

One side of the road at Kilcarrig is limestone, the opposite granite and after 3 night’s searching and just giving up, I stepped into a gap in the hedge and there it was.

I was fascinated by this stone because of a stunning photo of it by Ken Williams (@shadowsandstone) a couple of years ago.

Going south from Kilcarrig down to St Mullins and across towards Mount Leinster is Carlow’s ‘Newgrange’ – a couple fine cycle routes to follow and lots of sites to discover.

 

Kilcarrig Rock Art

Kilcarrig Rock Art

 

Kilcarrig Rock Art

Kilcarrig Rock Art

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Kilcarrig Rock Art with quartz vein

 

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