Ceide Fields and Carrowmore

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On the north Mayo coast on the Wild Atlantic Way lies the fantastic Ceide Fields, the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world. The wall in the background of the photo is 6000 years old. Yep, someone laid those stones 6000 years ago. The ruins lie under bogland and were uncovered in the 1930s by a local man digging peat, who noticed the rocks lying under the peat were in a formation and not haphazard, so he knew they must have been placed deliberately. There are extensive field networks and the tour is great so do stop here if you are along the Wild Atlantic Way, and the views over the cliffs are pretty amazing too!

 

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And then onto Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in County Sligo, the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland, all about 5000 years old. There’s lots to see here too and again, a great tour.

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The frock….dusky pink raw silk with a fitted bodice and skirt, short sleeves, and the neckline has a frill detail and tiny bow. I love this colour- it’s a real 1950s shade.

More adventures to follow!

 

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Prom Queen

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It’s the start of Debs Season and I thought this little prom dress would be ideal for the night. I made the dress from an original prom dress, it’s a peach sheer with white flocked flowers, over a peachy soft satin….sweet! The skirt is gathered onto a fitted bodice with a gathered bust and bow detail- very 1950s prom.

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Of course the dress needed a wrap too, I think she looks Debs ready now.

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My backdrop was the beautiful Donegal Castle in Donegal town, what a fabulous castle.

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Till next time,

 

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