Daily Archives: July 24, 2010

Donegore Motte

View from the top of the Donegore Motte in Dunadry, overlooking County Antrim.  That’s Lough Neagh in the distance.

On a clear day from the summit of Donegore Hill this historic pre-Anglo-Norman motte had views of the six Ulster counties. In earlier years burned human bones, Neolithic pottery, flint arrowheads and stone axes have been found in the mound which strongly suggest that the Motte was in origin a Passage Grave, a burial mound built about 5000 years ago.  The picturesque St. Johns Church is located close by and has recently been restored.

Access to the motte is through The landscape garden centre Donegore which has a welcoming spacious coffee shop
It was there I met Rhyleysgranny, a long overdue meet-up, but like good wine, well worth the wait.

We had coffee… chatted, wandered through the plants…

chatted, wandered up to the motte…chatted some more and had some photos taken.

It was a wonderful day and the sun smiled on us all the way.

I know from her blog that Rhyleysgranny is a great cook.  Today I’ll upgrade to Wonderful Cook.  You see I came home laden down with goodies.

This cake featured on her blog was specially adapted to suit my dietary needs and is scrumptious, The jam home made Raspberry, my favourite, and she made a loaf of bread to put the jam on!  Now that is what I call a friend!

Thank you RG!