Cairns on the Rheast by Druidale

Cairns on the Rheast by Druidale

There are three cairns, the top two are very obvious with their quartz stones on top, but there is a third lower cairn which is just a green patch. The top one was excavated and revealed a burial urn which was unfortunately dropped by the labourer hired by Canon Quine to excavate it. About 3 metres west of the top cairn is a standing stone which is lying almost flat.


(source: text by David Radcliffe and photo by Andy Radcliffe http://bit.ly/1fTrkYL)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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