J4967 : Crannóg, Castle Espie

taken 9 years ago, near to Ballydrain and Comber, Northern Ireland

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Crannóg, Castle Espie
Crannóg, Castle Espie
A replica crannóg at Castle Espie near Comber. Compare with this view from September 2009 J4967 : Crannóg construction, Castle Espie when it was under construction.

Crannogs are small artificial or modified islands constructed in a Scottish or Irish lochs. They were built to provide homes for individual or extended families. The earliest crannogs have been dated to around 5,000 years ago but many are thought still to have been in use into the 17th Century.
Crannogs are typically built on shoals in lochs and many have submerged causeways leading to them. Timber piles have been excavated at crannogs which suggest they could have been substantial and secure structures.
The Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay has a reconstructed crannog. LinkExternal link
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Castle Espie

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre LinkExternal link on the shores of Strangford Lough, County Down. The centre is situated on the site of a Victorian brick and pottery factory.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Castle Espie 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 493 672 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.9058N 5:41.6164W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 493 672
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Bird Observatory  Bird Sanctuary  Crannog 

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