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.

Clew Bay Archeology Trail, Clew Bay. County Mayo

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6000 years of spectacular history and heritage   Clew Bay is one of the most spectacular sea inlets in Ireland that has attracted human settlement for at least 6000 years. The Clew Bay Archaeological Trail [...]

Clew Bay Archeology Trail, Clew Bay. County Mayo2020-04-29T17:40:49+00:00

The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC

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One of the 'Big 4' ancient passage tomb cemeteries of Ireland The Carrowkeel Neolithic Cemetery is located near Ballymote on a desolate hilltop 1000 feet above sea level in County Sligo. It dates [...]

The Carrowkeel Cemetery, Ballymote. County Sligo c.3400BC2020-05-06T14:07:44+00:00

The Caves of Kesh, Ballymote. County Sligo

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Diarmuid & Grainne, 10,000 year old cave bears & Irish mythology The limestone caves of Kesh are located halfway up the side of a mountain near Ballymote in County Sligo. They can be [...]

The Caves of Kesh, Ballymote. County Sligo2020-05-08T09:34:46+00:00

The Ceide Fields, Ballycastle. County Mayo c.3000BC

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The World's oldest field system 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 made up of [...]

The Ceide Fields, Ballycastle. County Mayo c.3000BC2020-04-30T13:15:05+00:00

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 easternmost point of Ireland. In the Neolithic period, it was used as a production site [...]

Lambay Island, lies off North County Dublin2020-05-09T08:44:01+00:00

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC

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a 4500-year-old dolmen stuck in the middle of a housing estate!  This Dolmen is located in Ballybrack in south County Dublin dates from approx 2500BC. Its granite capstone has beautiful shiny quartz mixed [...]

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC2020-05-06T15:37:55+00:00

Loughcrew, Oldcastle. County Meath  3200BC      

2020-04-30T11:54:12+00:00

The best kept archaeological secret in Ireland Loughcrew has been described as ‘Ireland’s greatest archaeological secret’ and is one of the BIG 4 megalithic sites of Ireland (the others being Carrowkeel, Carrowmore, and [...]

Loughcrew, Oldcastle. County Meath  3200BC      2020-04-30T11:54:12+00:00

The Kilternan Dolmen, Kilternan. County Dublin c.2500BC

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A heavy weight dolmen hidden in south County Dublin The Kilternan Dolmen is located in south Dublin near the village of Kilternan. This national monument is believed to have the second heaviest capstone [...]

The Kilternan Dolmen, Kilternan. County Dublin c.2500BC2020-04-25T15:57:27+00:00