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Knowth is part of the Newgrange complex at Bru na Boinne, on the banks of the River Boyne in County Meath.  These grand monuments were constructed around 32ooBC, which means that they are even older than the more famous sites of Stonehenge in England, and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. 271 more words


Cahergal and Leacanabuaile Forts, Ballycarbery Castle, Kimego West, Co. Kerry

The ruin is enriched with symbolic value, when a community retains a broken structure as a cultural treasure. The symbolic ruin is the meaningful monument. It brings to mind, or to soul, a value saved and hence vital. 1,259 more words

Irish History

The Lia Fail | Ancient Ireland's Sacred Stone of Knowledge

The Lia Fail stands at the top of the Hill of Tara (Teamhair na Ri in Irish, pronounced Tee-ow-ir na Ree) near the River Boyne in Co Meath, a much weathered column of grey granular granite approximately 1m in height above the ground. 735 more words


Dervorgilla and Celtic Mythology

Dervorgilla came from Norway and was a stranger in Ireland. She had listened to so many tales about Cuchulain that she decided he would have to be her only love. 435 more words

Irish History

Heapstown Cairn

Heapstown Cairn is located near Castlebaldwin in County Sligo, and is a passage tomb 60 metres in diameter and 6 metres high.

It is the largest monument of its kind outside of the Boyne Valley. 194 more words


The Voyages of Bran, A nine year voyage .

Brandon Bay, County Kerry
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Voyage of Brendan

The Voyage of Bran (Immram Brain) is a tale of a man’s journey across the sea to avenge his father’s murder. 507 more words

Nigel Borrington

Author Interview - Jane Dougherty

Jane Dougherty is a product of the Irish diaspora. She was brought up in Yorkshire, educated at Manchester and London, then moved to Paris to work in the wine trade. 1,518 more words