Description This is the only ancient monument in Ireland were a stray golf ball may be encountered. This 5,000 year old dolmen, or portal tomb, is named for the Proleek Townland. In these times it is surrounded on three sides by the Ballymascanlon Hotel golf course. The entrance to the tomb, through the two upright portal stones, faces northwest toward Slieve Gullion, a mountain with its own Neolithic burial site next to a lake on the summit. The mountain and the flat land, such as Proleek township, feature in the story of how the Irish hero C Chulainn came by his name. Some describe the formation as a giant mushroom with warts. The warts are stones. There is a local saying that success in placing three stones on top will give a wish or lead to marriage within the year.
Michael Stephen Wills, Ithaca, New York Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My photographic style centers on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory. The evolution of my style began early in the year 2002, with an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories.
My son and I traveled to New York City, to view the first Saint Patrick's Day parade after September 11, 2001. My work from that parade was so successful and satisfying (see "New York Fire Department, Saint Patrick's Day 2002") I just never stopped.
In the years since, I have discovered creation techniques similar to an artist painting on canvas. For example: view my Fine Art print "Cochise Dawn". It is from a 64 megapixel image. This means the closer you gaze, the more detail and surprises are revealed.
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