M3316 : Mearing Stone 10 on Island Eddy

taken 5 years ago, near to Carrowmore, Galway, Ireland

Mearing Stone 10 on Island Eddy
Mearing Stone 10 on Island Eddy
This "Mearing Stone" is one of several on Island Eddy. Seaweed was an important fertilizer in times gone by, and the strand was divided into sections of equal area; with the right to gather seaweed in each section being assigned to one family.
This is one of only a few coastal mearing stones still in situ.
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M3316, 2 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Boundary, Barrier  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Islands  Derelict, Disused  Water resources  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Island Eddy 
Primary Subject of Photo
Boundary 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 335 164 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.6604N 8:59.7239W
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Galway Bay  Mearing Stone  Seaweed 

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