I published a post about Loughcrew a few months ago but I managed to go there again last summer. This time I was lucky enough to be able to see the inside of the passage grave.
After visiting Loughcrew and Kells we were going to go to Dunmoe castle just outside Navan. After an hour of driving around Navan trying to find the castle we noticed a round tower near Donaghmore church, which is in completely different part of Navan. It just proved that “In many parts of Ireland, the road-sign system seems to be designed to prevent good quality information on the whereabouts of the nearest town from falling into the wrong hands. Sometimes this will be achieved through the simple absence of signs…More often, road junctions will drop hints – sometimes playful, sometimes cryptic.”* But maybe that time the road-signs did us a favour and let us the round tower that we wouldn’t see otherwise.
* Frank McNally “Xenophobe’s Guide to the Irish”