While the tour groups and crowds build up at Newgrange, you can slip quietly past and go instead to Loughcrew, where there are megalithic remains of equal interest without the visitor centre or the admission charges.
It’s a remarkable place, stretching over several miles of hillside, with over 40 ancient monuments dating back as far as 4000BC.Read More
The cluster of ancient structures around Bru na Boinne are designated as a World Heritage Site pre-date the pyramids and are extremely sophisticated in their construction.
They also show that the ancient people who built them had extensive knowledge of celestial movements – all of them are aligned to in some way connect with the Summer or Winter solstice.Read More
Archaeological excavations in Mayo are uncovering new insights into life in Stone Age Ireland, and what they are finding is having an international impact.
Far from being the uncivilised people we assume they were, the people who lived at this place were sophisticated farmers, had well developed tools and even traded internationally. It’s a true eye opener and a must see.Read More
These ancient arrangements of stones, found all over Ireland, date back thousands of years and are believed to have had religious or ceremonial significance.
Many are located in out of the way and very beautiful locations and there are often other megalithic remains in the same area.Read More
These distinctive structures,created between 3000 BC and 2000 BC mark burial places in a very distinctive way. They are common in Ireland and easily found in many parts of the country.
Mostly they comprise three standing stones which hold a larger capstone on top and the largest are really vast with capstones commonly weighing over 80 ton.Read More