I have uploaded uragh.gif and uragh.tif to the LexiLine files
[newer URL is http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LexiLine/files]
The site of Uragh at the bottom of County Kerry on the border to County Cork is in my opinion a name comparable to the Argo, i.e. URAGH = ARGO, which it represents, being the False Cross between Vela, the Sail, and Carina, the body of the ship.
CORK represents the ship and is surely Gaellic CURACH "boat" so that CORK takes its name from CURACH "boat". Simply stated, CURACH is (C)URACH = URAGH.
Cobh is the rudder, Canopus.
The large front stone at URAGH has cupmarks for the False Cross at the front of it, a large mark for the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) below that, marking the South Ecliptic Pole.
To the left of LMC is an elephant's trunk with the eye marking the South Celestial Pole and further below that at the legs of the elephant is a mark which marks the South Galactic Pole.
This stone may also mark a map of the world on its front, but the lines seem to be too faint to be able to tell with certainty.
[Update October 11, 2002 by Steve Burdic]
Subj: Uragh photo
Date: 10/10/2002 1:40:29 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: "Steve Burdic"
I went to the photo you suggested at megalithomania (of Uragh) and was disappointed with the image viz. your description. I put the image into Photoshop and increased both brightness and contrast and saved it as a gif. The features you discussed, particularly the false cross and the lmc, were then highlighted. I am including a
copy of this with the email. I don't feel it would be fair to post this to the list as I don't know the author and I have changed the image dramatically. Many thanks for the work you are doing on these megaliths.
It makes me wonder with all of our technogear if we couldn't take some of the subjectivity out of the interpretation of these carvings. Being there in person would be the best thing but aren't there techniques for judging the age of stone surfaces and therefore carvings. How about a topographic map of the stone with millimeter increments. or black light or other wavelengths of light. Different sun angles (i.e shadows) or other lighting may improve the seeing of these features.