After having had my finds reported on in their online newspaper last week, the Kilkenny People today had a half-page article reporting about my discovery of three crannógs in Co. Cavan. newspaper article

This time, the journalist did a bit of extra research. Last time, when I discovered the two enclosures (as mentioned in this article), they used my press release almost verbatim. It must be newsworthy, if they put extra effort in. I wouldn’t know, I’m biased. :P

I sent them the press release about two weeks ago mentioning OSM as often as possible, because there is still a lot of ignorance in the general public about it. So, I will definitely keep on reaching out to the press every time I discover something, just to hammer the message in about OpenStreetMap.

(I don’t own an armchair, btw. The term just means that I wasn’t out in the field digging and instead worked from my desk. Some say it could be understood pejoratively, but that’s not what I meant by using it. They are also not likely 6000 years old, but we won’t know until dendrochronology is done on the site.)

Location: Parisee, Castlesaunderson ED, Cavan-Belturbet Municipal District, County Cavan, Ulster, Ireland

Comment from Cristoffs on 25 November 2022 at 19:42

Great Job!

Comment from Mateusz Konieczny on 26 November 2022 at 10:56


Comment from Fizzie41 on 26 November 2022 at 21:39

But then they include imagery from G Maps! :-(

Comment from b-unicycling on 27 November 2022 at 15:00

@Fizzie41: Yeah, but I guess it looks more impressive on satellite than on a map. The provider was their choice, I only gave them the coordinates, because I didn’t want to breach copyright.

And thanks, all!

Comment from pedrito1414 on 28 November 2022 at 08:23

Nice! Well done…

Comment from rmikke on 28 November 2022 at 16:24

WOW :)

Comment from Geonick on 4 December 2022 at 14:38

Nice work! You know who’s the most famous armchair mapper? The Geographer living on the sixth planet in the novella The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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