M5332 : Esker quarried for sand at Temple Moyle, County Galway

taken 2 years ago, near to Newcastle and Montpelier, Galway, Ireland

Esker quarried for sand at Temple Moyle, County Galway
Esker quarried for sand at Temple Moyle, County Galway
Here we see the remnants of an esker that has been abruptly sectioned due to sand quarrying. The cross-section reveals the typical sandy interior. As with many other eskers, this one connotes a snakelike slithering along the flat land on either side. An interesting archaeological find of a human skeleton with an arrowhead inflicted wound was discovered at this site LinkExternal link
The photograph was taken from the continuation of the esker ridge on the other (eastern) side of the excavated area. Just behind the photographer, and still on the esker, albeit somewhat lower in elevation is Temple Moyle (Gaelic: Roofless Church) cemetery. The esker would have continued from the cemetery towards the settlement of Newcastle, c 600m distant, but this section no longer exists, most likely due to sand excavation & levelling of the land.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 536 323 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.3595N 8:41.8298W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 536 322
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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