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Cairn U megalithic art

Cairn U megalithic art

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Megalithic art on one of the chamber stones of Cairn U, Carnbane East, Loughcrew. Cairn U lost its roofing stones at some time in recent centuries, and was once an enclosed space, a tomb like those of Cairn T and Cairn L, and Newgrange and Knowth and Dowth.

The passage of Cairn U is oriented such that it points to the distant southeastern horizon, and is aligned towards the rising sun at Samhain and Imbolc, the ancient cross-quarter days marking the beginning of winter and the beginning of spring. It also points to the Hill of Tara and Dumha na nGiall (Mound of the Hostages, another passage-tomb), which is hardly a coincidence.

In summertime, at certain times of the day, the sunlight brings into stark relief the symbols picked into the surface of this chamber stone at Cairn U. I was able to create this image using remote flash, which creates light at a shallow angle, highlighting the megalithic art. 


Printed on high quality photographic paper that is fade resistant. The watermark (logo) shown is not on the final print.


Medium Landscape
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H x W
20.3cm x 30.5cm
8" x 12"

Large Landscape
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H x W
30.5cm x 45.7cm
12" x 18"

Extra Large Landscape
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H x W
61.0cm x 40.6cm
24" x 16"

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H x W
91.4cm x 60.0cm
36" x 24"

Portrait prints are the same dimensions except the height and width are swapped.

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  • Exclusive

    All of my prints are limited to a numbered run of just 100. Each item is individually printed to order by a specialist printshop in Drogheda using archive quality photographic paper.

  • Print Quality

    The image on the website is low resolution with a watermark. The prints are very high resolution, accurately coloured, with no watermark. Each one is signed and numbered on the rear.

  • Unique

    I am one of Ireland's best-known ancient monuments photographers. I have an eye for evocative imagery that reminds the viewer of the timelessness of the mythical Irish landscape.

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