A Hike Near Sligo, Ireland

We went for a magnificent 2.5 hour hike up a small mountain just outside Sligo.  The trail was fairly rugged and steep.  As we climbed we enjoyed views of the green countryside below dotted with sheep below.

At the top was a Passage Mound…which is a burial tomb for a queen and her ancestors from 3200 B.C.

These structures are plentiful in the Sligo area.  Viewing the horizon from the summit, we could see the pyramid like shapes dotting the mountains around us.

Given their size one can only imagine the thousands of hours of labour –  a sign we had moved beyond the basics of food and a place to live.

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