Sunday, October 27, 2002

LexiLine Journal #87 - 2002 : Skregg Screeaghag Oie Owl County Roscommon Ireland Ursa Major



In one of the most satisfying confirmations of my megalithic identifications in Ireland, I have finally figured out what figure the megalith SKREGG in Ireland represents, the megalith I have - as it turns out - correctly identified as Ursa Major in County Roscommon.

The name "Skregg" for this megalith gives us a clue to the figure on the megalith.

In Irish Gaelic screeaghag oie is a "fern owl, nightjar" - the short-eared owl or what we might call a "screech (skregg) owl". Skregg is an owl.

This owl - indigenous to the British Isles - can be viewed online at the World Owl Trust at

Most interesting are the two large dimples near the mouth below the eyes, giving us the two other stars of Ursa Major in the cup-part of the Big Dipper.


So this Skregg.

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