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Wedge Tombs

The wedge tomb is an exclusively Irish phenomenon, although there is some resemblance to the galley graves found in Brittany, implying its cultural transmission northwards along the age-old Atlantic sea route from Armorica to Ireland. 878 more words


Winter Solstice Report - Newgrange, December 21st 2013

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Rock Art Expeditions: Some out-takes and some Ogham

It’s been a while since the last blog update and there’s quite a backlog of photos and wonderful sites from over the summer months. But before I get down to the really heavy duty sorting and editing I thought I’d post a quick snapshot of the typical trials and photo-ops that might meet you on a typical trip out into deepest rural Ireland. 560 more words

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Glendruid Dolmen, County Dublin

Glendruid Dolmen, also known as Brennanstown Dolmen, is one of the finest of the Irish portal tombs. It is also one of the largest examples, its capstone has been estimated to weigh between 40 and 70 tonnes. 741 more words

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Megalithic Art at Midnight: King's Mountain, Co. Meath

Down a narrow track off a minor country road, the pillar at King’s Mountain sits upright in a field like a beautifully decorated standing stone. This stone however is quite special, being the solitary remaining roofstone or lintel of a long destroyed passage tomb type monument which had been built around 5,500 years ago. 620 more words

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Equinox Dawn, Loughcrew, September 2012

For three days around the Equinox, which occurs roughly around the 21st March and September each year, the Office of Public Works allow access to the chamber of Carin T, the central passage tomb on Carnbane East, Loughcrew, Co. 399 more words

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Laser Scanning the Great Tombs of the Boyne Valley

As one of Ireland’s foremost heritage landscapes, the great neolithic passage tomb complexes of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, collectively known as Brú na Boinne, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. 926 more words

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