Albion, ancient sites, Archaeology, Don and Wen, Stuart France



Given that we had never really expected to get here,

once on the Isle of Lewis,

we become quite blase about our arrival,

and stop for a kip and a snack,

in a passing point, on the way into Calanais.


Normally, we would have headed

break-neck for the site.


Everything about this trip has been,

and continues to be, unusual…


The monument is named for the area,

Calanais, and the area is named in Scots Gaelic,

which to my mind, at least, sounds and looks very similar to Old Irish.


Also, given that we never really expected to get here,

Wen has done some research,

And there are now eighteen known sites of archaeological

interest at Calanais, at least four of which are stone circles.


Four stone circles!


That is not a bad return when only expecting one…

9 thoughts on “Calanais…”

  1. Oh, would that I were able to be there venturing among the stone circles! What joy it would be to be away from all that I have to manage and be able to visit something so truly amazing and so magical, and to be able to remember how magic never really leaves us.

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  2. My Mam, who spoke Irish in school told me there is little difference between Scots gaelic and the Irish, I don’t know, having come from Orkney where our language is called Norn. confused? So am I. lol

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