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 🙂

Booster Station Achill

These are more shots from the TV  booster station in Corraun, Achill, County Mayo.  These are of the actual booster station masts in colour and black and white.

Mountain and sky

I took these shots from the TV  booster station in Corraun, Achill, County Mayo looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. It was quite late in the afternoon on a misty day, and as you can see the sun is trying to break through the clouds before setting.