Neolithic 4000 b.c – 2500 b.c

Neolithic (or New Stone Age) 4000 b.c – 2500 b.c

Arrival of farming (cattle. sheep, wheat, barlay). Our greatest burial tombs with their swirling art and astronomical alignments were constructed during this period. These are ranked amongst the finest structures in the World for their engineering skillfulness.

Monuments during this period include Passage Tombs, Court Tombs, Portal Tombs & Wedge Tombs.

One of the GREAT passage tombs of Ireland

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Dowth, which means 'darkness', is one of the 3 principle passage tombs of the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site (The other 2 being Newgrange and Knowth). It dates from c.2500 b.c and shares a [...]

One of the GREAT passage tombs of Ireland2019-06-21T10:25:57+00:00

One of Ireland’s most beautiful and oldest portal tombs

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Kilclooney Dolmen, Kilclooney, County Donegal The beautiful Kilclooney dolmen dates from c.3500 BC and is regarded as one of the finest examples of a portal tomb in the country. Its impressive capstone measures 13-feet wide, [...]

One of Ireland’s most beautiful and oldest portal tombs2019-06-21T10:26:00+00:00

Ireland’s most photogenic dolmen & The Hole of Sorrows

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The Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell, County Clare The Poulnabrone Dolmen is a national monument and dates from c.3600 BC. Its timeless simplicity has made it one of the most photographed landmarks in Ireland. This dramatic and [...]

Ireland’s most photogenic dolmen & The Hole of Sorrows2019-06-21T10:26:11+00:00

A 5000 years old passage tomb with a smiley face inside

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Fourknocks Passage Tomb, Fourknocks, County Meath The Fourknocks passage tomb dates to c.3000 BC. Its name may derive from the Irish word ‘Fuair Cnocs’ that translates to ‘cold hills’ or it just may refer to the [...]

A 5000 years old passage tomb with a smiley face inside2019-06-21T10:26:11+00:00

The World’s oldest field system

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The Ceide Fields are located near Ballycastle in co.Mayo. The Céide Fields are the oldest known and most extensive stone age field systems in the world covering 1,500 hectares. This open air archaeological site is [...]

The World’s oldest field system2019-06-21T10:26:14+00:00

Super rich historic Island off north county Dublin

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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 [...]

Super rich historic Island off north county Dublin2019-06-21T10:26:14+00:00

The best kept archaeological secret in Ireland..Shhh!

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Loughcrew, Oldcastle, County Meath         . Loughcrew has been described as ‘Ireland’s greatest archaeological secret’ and is one of the big four megalithic sites in Ireland (the others being Carrowkeel and Carrowmore in county Sligo and [...]

The best kept archaeological secret in Ireland..Shhh!2019-06-21T10:26:19+00:00

Brehon Law, A Druids’ Table & An ancient passage tomb

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Brehon's Chair is located in Rathfarnham in south county Dublin. These granite stones were probably used for a number of purposes over the last few thousand years and had astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. [...]

Brehon Law, A Druids’ Table & An ancient passage tomb2019-06-21T10:26:33+00:00

The most photographed dolmen in the north of Ireland

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Proleek Dolmen, Ballymascanlon, County Louth This is the beautiful and graceful Proleek Dolmen located on the legendary Cooley Peninsula in co. Louth. It is one of the finest examples in Ireland and dates from between [...]

The most photographed dolmen in the north of Ireland2019-06-21T10:26:49+00:00

Europe’s largest and heaviest dolmen

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The Brownshill Dolmen, Hackettstown, County Carlow This national monument is the Brownshill Dolmen. It is not only the largest example in Ireland but also in Europe with a capstone estimated to weigh in at over [...]

Europe’s largest and heaviest dolmen2019-06-21T10:26:52+00:00