The picturesque valley of Derrynablaha on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry is littered with a huge number of pretty ordinary sandstone outcrops and boulders. But, as well as its dramatic scenery of overbearing mountains, babbling streams and a small lake, the valley also offers the dedicated and patient antiquarian a treasure trove of late neolithic/early bronze age rock art hidden amongst the scattered rocks.
Probably the most spectacular panel is the profusely carved tabletop-like outcrop designated Panel 5. On two of its three levels it features an arrary of cup and rings, some with many pennanular rings and gutters, arcs and linear grooves.
Below is a selection of panels found during a visit in April 2007.
The full panel 5, top and lower level.