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Drumskinney…

County Fermanagh, Wednesday 15th June, 2022…

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With these ‘fellas’ as a prelude

we could be forgiven

for thinking the day was to end with a bang.

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But what we got was a sort of summation.

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Drumskinney has the look

and feel of a show circle

but it does confirm many of the impressions

gained from our morning sojourn at Little-Big Moor.

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The stone rows are directed to the cairn

so that any procession along them

would act as a willing sacrifice of kinetic energy.

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But to what or to whom?

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The notion of pilgrimage

is still current to this day

although undertaken

with a slightly different emphasis.

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The Old Ways die hard it seems.

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Some of the smaller stones

are more recent inserts.

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When we were growing up

‘skinny’ meant thin, or naked.

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But we still do not really know

what a magical battle would actually look like?

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And if the hewing, transportation,

placing, and setting of huge stones

in the landscape is so mysterious to us…

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Then how much more mysterious

are the gigantic works in earth?

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