Ballintobber Castle dig.

The second Castle I was asked to photograph this week was Ballintobber Castle, Roscommon Ireland. Again I brought both my normal and near infra red camera. This site is a great adventure for some American Archaeology students to see and dig a site in Ireland and should continue for the next 5 years.

I include some normal pictures ( in full colour ) and the near infra red shots. Can you see some more features with the IR camera ?

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Ballintobber Castle, Roscommon, Ireland.

Ballintobber Castle, Roscommon, Ireland.

Trench in Ballintobber Castle.

Trench in Ballintobber Castle.

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A long trench in the castle.

A long trench in the castle.

Inside the curtain wall of Ballintobber Castle.

Inside the curtain wall of Ballintobber Castle.

Holding the kite string  in the castle.

Holding the kite string in the castle.


Using my new near infra red camera for Archaeology.

Hi all, I was asked to visit two castles this week to take aerial photos of them. I use a kite and have a normal and a near infra red camera, both of which are programmed to take a photo every 10 seconds for about 40 shots.

The first was Dundonnell Castle in south Roscommon , Ireland which sits in an earlier Ring Fort and there is no proper record of when or who started it. It is now being investigated, this week with electrical resistance.

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