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Newgrange
NEWGRANGE / Si an Brú

Other ancient sites
FOURKNOCKS:
Another megalithic tomb sitting on the line of Winter Solstice from Newgrange.
- click here.
HILL OF SLANE:
The burial place of Fir Bolg king Sláine, the hill where Patrick lit the Paschal Fire.
- click here.
IRELAND'S STONEHENGE:
A huge stone circle at Ballynahattin was said to be an ancient astronomy school.
- click here.
BRIAN BORU'S FORT:
Home of the high king in Co. Clare - click here.
BORDERLANDS SITES:
Explore the ancient sites of north eastern Ireland with a new project highlighting 50 different places. Click here to visit Borderlands.
MILLMOUNT, DROGHEDA :
Burial place of Amergin, probably a passage-tomb - click here.
Standing stones & sites
BALTRAY: Standing stones aligned on Winter Solstice sunrise.
Drumshallon standing stones.
Newgrange standing stones.
Barnaveddoge standing stones.
Piperstown standing stone.
Proleek giant's dolmen.
Drumirril rock art.
Site Q enclosure with a solstice alignment.
Site M ringfort where archaeologists found gold.
Turoe standing stone with La Tene art.
Slieve Gullion: mountain with two cairns on the summit.
Maps
STONE MAP :
A clickable map showing the location of main sites featured on Mythical Ireland.
- click here.
BRU NA BÓINNE MAP:
A clickable map of the various megalithic mounds and sites in the Boyne Valley. Flash version also.
- click here | Flash map
LOUGHCREW MAP:
Showing both Carnbane East and West - click here.
HILL OF TARA MAP:
Shows the layout of sites on the Hill of Tara - click here.
ALIGNMENTS MAP :
40 known/suspected alignments - click here.

Newgrange, one of the world's most famous ancient monuments, was built around 3150BC. It is surrounded by giant standing stones and has a kerb of 97 stones. At Winter Solstice, the sun shines into the passage and chamber through the roofbox.
Click here to go to Newgrange
KNOWTH / Cnoghba
Knowth
Knowth was built around 3300BC and has two passages facing towards the east and west. The carved stones contain a quarter of Western European neolithic art. An extensive excavation has revealed a wealth of information about the site.
Click here to go to Knowth
Dowth DOWTH / Dubhad
There are two passages at Dowth, which is about the same age as Newgrange and Knowth. One passage is aligned on Winter Solstice sunset, and the other probably aligned on the Moon. Dowth was excavated, albeit very badly, in the 1840s.
Click here to go to Dowth
HILL OF TARA / Temhair
Tara
The Hill of Tara was the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. There are a multitude of remains on the hill, including a passage mound, the Mound of the Hostages, which dates to between 2500-3000BC, and other earthworks and structures.
Click here to go to Tara
Loughcrew
LOUGHCREW / Sliabh na Caillighe
The Loughcrew hills, Carnbane East and West, contain a scattering of Stone Age cairns. The most famous is Cairn T, where sunlight at dawn on the equinoxes illuminates the backstone of the chamber.
Click here to go to Loughcrew
CO. SLIGO / Carrowmore & Carrowkeel
There are a plethora of megalithic remains in the Co. Sligo area, including the famous Maeve's cairn, plus the Carrowmore & Carrowkeel group of monuments. One, Cairn G, has a roofbox just like that at Newgrange.
Click here to go to Carrowmore & Carrowkeel
 
AERIAL PHOTOS: See the ancient Irish sites from the air.
 
 

PHOTO GALLERIES: Inside Newgrange | Dowth art | Knowth kerbstones | Loughcrew gallery | Hill of Tara
 
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