Hello my name is Rhia and I live in the countryside with my family on a farm and lots of fields.
These are the names of the sites/fields on my farm and in the surrounding area:
• Scáthan no 1
• Scáthan no 2
• The Ré
• Eisc na Mactíre (a lake )
The Scáthan is split into two fields the first field has a souterrain dwelling. A souterrain dwelling is an underground house/hut. The entrance is made of stone which is 30 feet long 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall.
This entrance is now closed off because it is covered over with earth and is now under the ground. There is a second entrance made of sand above the ground. When you go through that entrance you are straight into a room- 4 feet high, 4 feet wide and 15 feet long made of stone. This was all underground, but the entrance was accidentally dug up with a machine when there was some work going on in the field
That was how the hut/house was found. We are not certain how long it has been there for but it is thousands of years old. The souterrain dwelling is now wired off so no wildlife can go in. You can still access it to this day.
The second Scáthan field has a burial stone seated in the ground. The stone is eight feet high and a foot and a half wide.
It has been there for thousands of years. It's been there so long that we have no idea who put it there.
The Ré is a big field with four beehive huts. Beehive huts are made of stone and are circular in shape. People used to live in the beehive huts. The beehive huts have been there for thousands of years and are no longer standing as they used to before. All that is left of the beehive huts are now ruins. This is a picture of the beehive huts.
Eisc na Mactíre is a lake about ninety feet deep and half a mile long. Eisc na Mactíre is Irish for water of the wolves. It is called that because there used to be a lot of wolves around the place. Above the lake is a hill, the hill is split up into lots of parts with different names. One part of the hill is very dangerous because there is a cliff thousands of feet high called the ‘Nead Nolla’ that is Irish for eagle nest. There is said to be an eagle who had a nest right on top of the cliff and that's why it was called that.