C0134 : Crannog, Loch an Phoirt

taken 8 years ago, near to Castlebane, Co Donegal, Ireland

Crannog, Loch an Phoirt
Crannog, Loch an Phoirt
Crannog LinkExternal link in the centre of Loch an Phoirt (Purt Lough) south of Dunfanaghy. This was taken on a very misty morning but a few minutes later the mist cleared and it turned into a beautiful day. C0134 : Loch an Phoirt near Dunfanaghy shows a wider view of the lough.

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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C0134, 8 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Islands 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 012 347 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:9.6002N 7:58.9156W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 017 348
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Misty Morning  Misty Day  Mist  Crannog 

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