Virginia Loch Ramor, Co. Cavan

Virginia Loch Ramor, Co. Cavan


Photographer: Robert & Cathy Ardill

Loch Ramor is a beautiful lake in County Cavan by the lovely town of Virginia. This is an evening scene on a very calm winter's day. In the foreground is a crannog, an artificial island created in ancient times using piles of alder logs and brushwood in the shallows of a lake. Earth was piled on top and a settlement of huts built inside a strong wooden palisade fence. The crannogs were usually accessed in round skin-covered boats called curraghs.

- R & C Ardill

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