Achill Henge

This Achill Henge, a take on the well known Stonehenge is  located on a hillside in Pollagh, Achill, Co. Mayo.  This controversial Stonehenge-esque  concrete structure on Achill Island was erected by developer Joe McNamara.  Sources close to the Achill native say that he had designed and planned the towering structure so that it would align with the solstices – on June 21 and December 21. The sun would rise on those mornings over the mountains in Achill and shine through one of the gaps in the outer ring and light up a centre-piece.
However that centre-piece has yet to be built as construction on the site ceased on Sunday, November 27 and the following day McNamara gave an undertaking in the High Court not to recommence any work.

The shots I took above were late in the evening so apologies for the quality, but I intend to return soon earlier in the day, on a fine day, with a wide angle lens in tow… so watch this space 🙂

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3 comments on “Achill Henge

  1. Inga says:

    a very interesting site and great shots of it. Love the ones with the blue tones.

  2. wanderfrolics says:

    No idea that was there!

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