Megalithic Sites

Brú na Bóinne

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 …

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Ceide Fields

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 …

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Loughcrew

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 …

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Dolmens or Portal Tombs

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 …

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Stone Circles

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 …

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Ogham

Ogham is an ancient form of writing, which takes the form of linear cuts made in stone. It is found in Ireland on stones dating back 1500 to 2500 years. It …

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