Today we feature a pinhole composition of Drumanagh in Skerries by George Sheils. George explains the location:
"Some two miles from where I live there is headland called Drumanagh (pronounced Drum-on-ok). It features a 19th century Martello tower and a large (200,000 m²) iron age promontory fort which has produced Roman artefacts. Some archaeologists have suggested the fort was a bridgehead for Roman military campaigns, while others suggest it was a Roman trading colony or a native Irish settlement that traded with Roman Britain.
Although its archaeological importance has been known since the 1950s, when ploughing turned up sherds of Roman samian ware, it has not been subject to archaeological excavation, but numerous artefacts have been dug up by illegal metal detectorists. One such collector attempted to sell a trove of Roman coins and ornaments at Sotheby's in London in the 1980s, which was impounded and deposited in the National Museum of Ireland
Anyway, it's a magic place and I always get a special feeling when I am on it."
This print is available from €39. You can browse or buy George Sheils's prints here.
- Mark Sheils
Founder, Picture Ireland