Thursday, 23 April 2015

Navan Fort & Good Fences

 Welcome this fine Thursday! I am pleased to be linking again with TexWisGirl and Good Fences.

A few weekends ago we went to visit one of the oldest and most legendary sites of the ancient rulers of Ireland in a place called Navan in County Armagh.  There is a reconstructed roundhouse, which is believed to be typical of homes back in the 7th century.

It is very interesting and the guides dress and act the part of ancient Irish warriors which the kids love, but what caught my attention were the fences. Amazing!


 This is a hazel branch wicker fence


Isn't the roof of the house an awesome thatch construction? You can see the replica shields the warriors would use.

 Inside the fence palisades, they kept their animals and grew some vegetables.



This was their war chariot!


I love how the outer fence looks like sharpened pencils! 
All told, it was a great place to visit!

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28 comments:

  1. oh, i do like that 'fort' fencing exterior, but the woven fence is wonderful, too! thanks, christine! very cool fences!

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  2. Wow! You captured some awesome fences this week. Very interesting post.

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  3. What a totally cool place to visit. that hazel fence is fantastic and so is that thatched roof.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful images Christine. have a great weekend.

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  4. very cool. imagine all the time that went into all of that. amazing!
    -Lisa

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  5. What a great place to visit, loved the hazel branch wicker fence, a real delight.

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  6. This looks like such a fun and fascinating place to visit! Being of part Scot-Irish descent, I'd love to visit the area some day. Of course whenever I think of it though, I think of the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy Goes to Scotland"... where she dreams there is a dragon who eats a McGillicutty every century or so and was ready for its dinner (McGillicutty was her maiden name). Let's just hope there's no similar Carson-eating monster.

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  7. Hi Christine, thanks for stopping by. I have enjoyed your Good Fences :)

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  8. Hello, I would love to visit this place.. The round house is cool and I love the wicker fence and chariot.. Have a happy day!

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  9. Isn't that hazel fence amazing ... and it all looks like all the weavers are just held in place by tension ... beautiful photos of what looks like a super place to explore.

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  10. Great place to visit and I loved all the Marvellous fences.

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  11. Oh what a wonderful place to visit, thanks for all the great pictures.

    Hugs diane

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  12. Looking at fences, referred via Run*A*Round Ranch Report ;)

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  13. I like the 'sharpened pencils' fence and it's nice to learn more about history. I wouldn't want to go back in time though, would you? Sweet hugs, Diane

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  14. That looks like a fun place to visit. I love old historical places like that

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  15. Super cool fences for sure. Can you imagine weaving those branches together into a fence, that's a lot of hard work.

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  16. Oh wow! That is a neat looking fencing you found. Great shots of the place too!

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  17. Hi Christine, this is amazing. Love the fences here in this incredible place. That one fence does look like sharpened pencils. Love the weaved branches into a fence.
    Beautiful photos.
    CM

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  18. Nice place ! Thanks for sharing !
    Have a shinny weekend !
    Anna

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  19. Krásny príspevok, zaujímavý plot.
    Emily

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  20. Beautiful pictures!!

    I am following you on gfc, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

    MY PETITE CORNER

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  21. Great pics. I love the wicker fences. They always looks so beautiful.

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  22. Love all your great fences..the wicker is amazing..
    thanks so much for following along with me...I am following you, too.
    :)

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  23. I so enjoy going to these kind of places and seeing how they lived and worked years ago, the great detail they put into their work is just amazing, thanks for sharing your trip!

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  24. What interesting fences, Christine, and I like your perception in the last pic - they do look like sharpened pencils! Thanks for the wonderful mini history lesson, too!

    Have a lovely week!

    Poppy

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  25. That sounds like a great place to visit and I love those amazing fences.

    Have a delightful week... :)

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