Iron Age 600 b.c – 400 a.d

Iron Age 600 b.c – 400 a.d

This was the period of Celtic ideas spreading into Ireland. Settlement and burial evidence is scarce during this period. The La Tene style evolved using spirals and stylised animals. This was period during the ‘Royal’ sites were built like Tara, Rathcrogan and Navan for ritual and ceremonial activity.

Other monuments from this period include…Ring Barrows, Hillforts, Linear earthworks, Ring ditches.

Gaze at the stars within one of our greatest prehistoric forts

Staigue Fort, Sneem. County Kerry    c. 300 -400 a. d. Staigue Fort in Irish translates to 'the fort of the steps' or possibly 'the windy fort'. It is located in a spectacular location a [...]

A Norman motte or an ancient passage tomb ?

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is Ninch Barrow Mound located in Laytown. co.Meath. It possibly dates from approx c.400 a.d and stands nearly 20 feet high with a diameter of 75 feet. It resembles a Norman motte [...]

Finn McCool, Standing stones & The tomb of Queens

Knockmany Cairn & Annya's Tomb is located near the village of Augher. co.Tyrone and dates from between 3000 b.c>100 a.d. This super interesting site is located on a beautiful forested hilltop 700 feet above sea [...]

An ancient capital, The legend of Emain Macha and a Barbary Macaque

Navan Fort, Armagh. County Armagh         c. 95 b. c. Navan Fort or 'Emain Macha' is located a couple of miles outside the Cathedral City of Armagh. It is one of Ireland's most important ancient monuments. [...]

A 1500 year dry stone walled fort built in a hidden lake

Doon Fort, Doon Lough, Portnoo. County Donegal   c. 5th century a. d.    Doon Fort is an ancient ring fort hidden away on Doon Lough near the coastal village of Portnoo in co. Donegal. It dates [...]

Cúchulainn’s Stone

Cúchulainn's Stone (Clochafarmore) is located near the village of Knockbridge in co.Louth. It may date to anytime between 1000 b.c - 500 a.d. According to legend, the mortally wounded Cúchulainn bound himself to this 10 [...]

Super rich historic Island off north county Dublin

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 for axes from the quarrying stage right through [...]

One of the largest, earliest and most beautiful stone circles in Ireland

The Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe. County Donegal      c. 1400 b. c. – 400 a. d. The Beltany Stone Circle is one of the largest and earliest stone circles in Ireland with a diameter of 145 [...]

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