S0428 : Knockgraffon Motte ancient and modern-Tipperary, Ireland

taken 21 years ago, near to Knockacolla, Knockgaffon and Kilmoyler Cross Roads, Tipperary, Ireland

Knockgraffon Motte ancient and modern-Tipperary, Ireland
Knockgraffon Motte ancient and modern-Tipperary, Ireland
This,Knockgraffon Motte, 20 metres across at its summit with a bailey to the north-west, dates from the 12th/13th centuries, estimated to have been built in 1192 and was once the site of coronations of the Kings of Munster, until this function was taken over by the town of Cashel. The contrast between life then and now is most marked this hire car, a VW(Volkswagen)Polo, took me around Ireland in comfort and at a speed at which the now long-vanished inhabitants of the Motte site could have hardly dreamt of. I sometimes wonder how life might be if all our modern conveniences were suddenly removed. It is said that the sound of fairies singing has been heard from within the mound. (source:paranormal database)
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Date Taken
September 1996   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Eire  County Tipperary  Knockgraffon Motte  Knockgraffon 
Primary Subject of Photo
Motte 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 046 289 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.7223N 7:55.9878W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! S 046 289
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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