Seahan Is Believing

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Ah here.

This morning.

The summit of Seahan, Dublin/Wicklow mountains.

Archaeologist Neil Jackman tweetz:

There are a number of megalithic monuments on the summit. Unfortunately the ‘Druid Order’ have recently damaged the large cairn by quarrying it to make a stupid shelter that they handily signed.

The absolute gonks. (I’ve reported it to National Monuments). Please don’t screw around with 5000 year old tombs.

The utter irony of them writing ‘Please keep tidy’ on a site they damaged I’ve also picked up a fair amount of litter around there too. I’m going to build a Wicker man.

Yikes.

34 thoughts on “Seahan Is Believing

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Cairnage on the mountain. Proper full-costumed battle is in order. By flaming torch light during tomorrow’s summer solstice. I’ll go.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Tomorrow might be a good time indeed, given the solstice, as they may return for a rite of passage tomb.

      I’ll sharpen me pitchfork.

  2. Liam Deliverance

    “I fought the law and the law won” ? – third picture – idiot kids instead of members of a Druid Order I would imagine

    1. Slightly Bemused

      I would agree. No proper druid group would dare desecrate an ancient tomb lest they upset the Síodh

          1. millie st murderlark

            If you ask it nicely I’m sure it will be lovely. And very tasteful too.

      1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

        My seven year old has really taken the word “sap” to his heart, so much so he included it on my Father’s Day Card.

  3. Penny

    It’s marker on a rock from a million years ago.
    Some rain will wash it off in a couple of months. You’d expect an archaeologist to know this.

    1. George

      Penny, he is saying they took all the stone from the ancient tower in the top picture but writing on stone with marker isn’t ok and will likely take years to wear away. You’d expect an internet commenter correcting an archaeologist not to know this.

    2. Slightly Bemused

      It is a bit more than that. It is the wilful destruction of an ancient and protected structure that it the main issue here. That is what is upsetting the archaeologist most.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        coupled, I’d assume, with real concern at the realisation that there are people of this level of idiocy out there posing a threat to our physical heritage

        1. millie st murderlark

          The only conclusion left to draw is that stupidity is an STI and highly contagious.

          Wear condoms you randy divils.

          1. Slightly Bemused

            Damn! Does that rule out dancing nekkid on the mountain top at midnight of the solstice?

          2. millie st murderlark

            Definitely permissable, provided you’re drinking the eerily smoking concoction from the skull of a goat.

            But only then. Apparently.

          3. Slightly Bemused

            Darn! Left my goat skull in the other suitcase! Well, no nekkid dancing for me tonight, so…

    3. Col

      “damaged the large cairn by quarrying it to make a stupid shelter”
      I don’t think the marker is the important bit

      1. Ger Nalist

        Is the cairn only better than the shelter because it’s older?

        It’s the same rocks, just in a different formation.

        1. George

          It is better constructed for a start and has a historical and cultural significance that the other “shelter” lacks being one of relatively few structures built during that time period and one of fewer to survive. The Cairn represents the best construction of it’s day and the pile of stones the weakest. These things should be obvious.

  4. Vanessa the Holy Face of Frilly Keane

    Druids use markers

    feck sake, today’s generation of Druids heh?

    There was a time when Druids would scorch a spell around that tower of stones that would be feared all over the parish
    Or grind out letters so deep that the birdies would be seen bathing in them,
    with just their fingernails

    I dunno
    they’ve it too easy

    1. Termagant

      Back in my day if we wanted to build a ritual site on a mountaintop we had to haul our own rocks

  5. Janet, I ate my avatar

    did you see another bunch of gonks set fire to the hut at the experimental archeology site UCD, luckily they can turn it around and research the effect of the fire now on the structure but still…gobpoooooooooooos

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