Bronze Age 2500 b.c – 600 b.c

Bronze Age 2500 b.c – 600 b.c

New technologies introduced. Ireland rich with gold and copper deposits became ‘experts’ in copper, bronze & gold. Beaker pottery introduced as status symbol from continent. Burial sites developed from communal to individual graves. Better farming methods lead to larger homesteads.

Monuments from this general period include…Hill forts, Stone Alignments, Standing Stones, Stone Circles, Fulachtai Fia (burnt mounds for cooking, brewing, steaming, heating, textile production).

Lambay Island, lies off north County Dublin

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Interesting historic island full of wildlife Lambay lies 4km off the north County Dublin coast and is the eastern most point of Ireland. In the Neolithic period it was used as a production site [...]

Lambay Island, lies off north County Dublin2019-06-27T06:16:28+00:00

The Clonfinlough Stone, Clonfinlough. County Offaly c.1000BC-1400AD

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Strange stone carvings on an international pilgrimage route The Clonfinlough Stone is located near the village of Clonfinlough in co.Offaly. This national monument has mysterious carvings which may date from anytime between c.1000BC [...]

The Clonfinlough Stone, Clonfinlough. County Offaly c.1000BC-1400AD2019-06-27T06:41:59+00:00

Srahwee Wedge Tomb, Cregganbaun. County Mayo c.2000BC

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One of Ireland's finest wedge tombs, An altar, A holy well & A forest frozen in time Srahwee Wedge Tomb is located beside the 'main road' through the village of Cregganbaun in County [...]

Srahwee Wedge Tomb, Cregganbaun. County Mayo c.2000BC2019-06-27T12:10:26+00:00

The Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe. County Donegal c.1400BC

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One of the largest, earliest & most beautiful stone circles in Ireland The Beltany Stone Circle is one of the largest and earliest stone circles in Ireland with a diameter of 145-feet. It [...]

The Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe. County Donegal c.1400BC2019-06-30T19:09:45+00:00