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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Ancient Fort

Visiting my neighbourhood is the best I can do in these dificult times. I knew few of them from my photography visits but this time I am getting chance to discover them from completely different perspective. When I was searching for locations around my village, on google maps, I recaled visiting old windmill in Garristown village. Its was built in year 1736 on the hill with views stretches for miles. Its a fantastic vintage point for landscape photography. People say you can see 14 counties from this place. When I flown drone above it, I saw characteristic marks on the land. I started looking for some information online and I found out that windmill was built on ancient hillfort. Hillfort were built in many places around 1200 BC. The fort (Rath) takes its name from mythological princess Esa who took up residence on the hill of Garristown because the 3 important places in Ireland at that time, Bru na Boinne, Howth Head and the Hill of Tara are visible. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find anything else but if you have access to some documents please let me know.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Pawel Zygmunt