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Curious Georgia: A Curious Little Funky
Posted by ender at 9:00 AM on May 27, 2011
1-Reinhardt 2.jpg Archaeological batshttery, mumbo jumbo misinformation and outright lunacy based on fringe interpretations of a couple of websites and five minutes research by ill informed amateur web 'journalists'? It must be Friday, so. It takes a quare and rare thing to confound the likes of us here at Blather HQ, but every now and then, we get a right doozie. Like this report of Irish prehistoric art turning up in Georgia, USA.
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Winter Solstice at Stonehenge
Posted by daev at 4:45 PM on December 29, 2005
Stonehenge Solstice 2005Dave escapes the gravitational pull of London, stopping off for a mid-winter visit to Britain's best-known megalithic site...
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The Avebury Expedition
Posted by daev at 5:15 PM on November 18, 2005
Avebury Recently, a joint Blather-Strange Attractor-3rd Stone group went on a trek around the ancient megalithic landscape of Avebury, in Wiltshire. And Dave, as usual, took a silly amount of photographs.
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Loughcrew Megalithic Tombs, Meath, Ireland
Posted by daev at 6:05 PM on September 21, 2005
Loughcrew megalithic site, Meath, Ireland ____________ I'd visited most of the major megalithic sites in Ireland, but somehow had never made it to Loughcrew, or as its also known Sliabh na Caillí - The Hill of the Witch. There's dozens of tombs scattered across two hills - Carnbane East and West, looking down upon the County Meath village of Oldcastle.
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Winter Solstice: Newgrange 2004
Posted by daev at 8:12 PM on December 22, 2004
The Solstice at NewgrangeIt's a frosty Tuesday morning. I'm standing on a hillside in County Meath, staring towards the brightening south east...
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Carrowkeel 2: The Return
Posted by at 2:45 PM on September 20, 2004
The Dublin Forteans follow in the footsteps of the great and powerful Blather on a day trip to Carrowkeel.
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Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs - Sligo
Posted by daev at 11:03 AM on April 29, 2004
On his hands and knees, Walsh explores the passage tombs of Sligo...
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Photographs of Dowth
Posted by daev at 12:31 PM on April 13, 2004
Following our pictures of Newgrange, here's some shots of nearby Dowth...
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Photographs of Newgrange
Posted by daev at 7:43 PM on April 9, 2004
Taken on the recent Fortean Society Outbreak...
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Julian H. Cope says the web is a real dead loss ...
Posted by ro_G at 8:01 PM on April 7, 2004
ro_G is a big Julian Cope fan. Julian disses the internet in favour of books made out of paper and leather, which gets a big thumbs up from ro_G, what with him being a bookbinder and man of the vellum.
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Ballyedmonduff Wedge-Tomb in the Dublin Mountains
Posted by daev at 1:00 PM on March 18, 2004
The latest in the Blather Neolithic Safari Series...
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Moneystown Standing Stones, Co. Wicklow
Posted by daev at 4:55 PM on March 15, 2004
A couple of rocks in a field. Really!
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Mountainbiking in the Dublin Mountains
Posted by daev at 7:20 PM on March 11, 2004
Up the hills, on a bike, in the dark. Nuts...
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Strange Attractor Journal One
Posted by daev at 9:02 AM on January 29, 2004
Friends of Blather: March 2004 sees the release of Strange Attractor Journal One, the first in an irregular series of anthologies collecting histories, art and ideas from the margins of our culture...
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A Megalith in the Dublin Mountains: Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb
Posted by daev at 6:03 PM on January 8, 2004
A ruined megalith sitting a bare 100m from a popular car park in the Dublin mountains... this spectacular national monument is only known to a fraction of passers-by.
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Deep in the Woods: Elimare Reports From The Blather Trip to the Dublin Mountains
Posted by daev at 5:03 PM on January 7, 2004
Elimare tells us about mudslides and sore thighs...
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Deep In the Woods: Mr. Slaphead reports from the Blather trip to Massys Woods, Dublin
Posted by daev at 12:38 PM on January 5, 2004
One of the few survivors of the Ghost Hunt 2003 speaks out!
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Megalithomania: Maybe It's Because I'm Not A Londoner
Posted by daev at 9:01 PM on October 30, 2002

Back in London... A city I can appreciate on many levels, but can never quite warm to. My last visit had been in 1999 or 2000, probably for a Fortean Times UnConvention. My lightning-raid incursions tend to happen over weekends of busy intensity, so I'm perhaps unqualified to judge the place. Besides, the denizens seem to be managing quite well with out me.

London provides a home to several of my friends. Mark Pilkington, of the Strange Attractor posse, was involved in putting on Megalithomania in conjunction with Third Stone magazine, in Holborn's Conway Hall. A delegations of the Blather Inner Circle decided to attend. So we did.

Mr. Kavanagh -'s Man In London - was up and gone early on Saturday morning, in order to catch John Michell's talk and to help out. The lovely Ms. Maria Behan and myself, after coffees and cake, sailed into Conway Hall about 1200hrs, completely missing Michell's apparently bewildering 'Introduction to Megalithomania' and Andy Worthington's History of the Stonehenge Free Festivals.

After catching up Flaneur Joe McNally and having blowing some quid Sterling on books, we caught some of Andy Letcher's talk on 'encounters with fairies by road protestors', before availing of some urban antiquarianism by way of Rob Stephenson's discussion of London as 'The Legendary City'. Stephenson led us through what lies behind and below London, mixing archeology, history, prehistory and myth to paint a picture of London's past. Stephenson, a registered London guide, knows the ancient city backwards... It's impossible to adequately summarise the extent of his talk, such was its breadth (The following day, we joined Mr. Stephenson on walk through The City, more of which later).

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