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An ancient passage tomb with some of the finest vistas in Ireland

Seefin Passage Tomb is located on a hilltop 1700 feet above sea level near Kilbride in county Wicklow. This national monument dates to somewhere between 3300 to 3000 b.c. The tomb's name in Irish 'Suidh [...]

One of the largest stone circles in south west Ireland located in Kenmare Town

Kenmare Stone Circle was built about c.2500-1000 b.c It is located 5 minutes walk from the centre of the town and is locally known as the 'The Shrubberies'. It is one of the largest stone [...]

One of the largest, tallest and most spectacular dolmens in Ireland

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is the Kilmogue or 'Harristown' dolmen. It was constructed between c.3000-4000 b.c and is located near the village of Mullinvat in co. Kilkenny. It's name 'Kilmogue' derives from 'Mog's Church' referring to the [...]

Norman Motte or 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 [...]

One of Waterford’s most outstanding National Monuments

Knockeen Portal Dolmen located in Knockeen. co. Waterford dates from approx 4000-3000 b.c. This NATIONAL MONUMENT is one of Waterford's most outstanding and ranks among the finest portal tombs in Ireland. It stands in the middle of [...]

Still standing after 6000 years

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is the Gaulstown Dolmen located in Gaulstown. co.Waterford. It dates to c.4000 - 3500 b.c and is regarded as one of the finest dolmens in Ireland. It's name is derived from the name [...]

Finn McCool, standing stones, the finest ancient rock art and 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 [...]

One of the ‘Big 4’ ancient passage tomb cemeteries in Ireland

This NATIONAL MONUMENT is the Carrowkeel Neolithic Cemetery. It is located in Ballymote. co.Sligo and dates way back to c.3400 b.c. This mound on top of this desolate hilltop is one of 14 cairns forming [...]

The largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and amongst the oldest in Europe dating back to 4600 b.c

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is located a few miles south of the town of Sligo. It is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland and amongst the oldest in Europe dating back to 4600 b.c. It is [...]

One of the great passage tombs of Ireland

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 [...]

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

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. According to mythology, this was one of the great [...]

A tomb surrounded by a stone circle with it’s original capstone

This National Monument is The Clogherny Wedge Tomb located near the village of Plumbridge in co. Tyrone. It dates from approx c.2500 b.c and sits in a sparse exposed glaciated valley. It still has it's large [...]

One of Ireland’s most beautiful and oldest portal tombs

The beautiful Kilclooney Dolmen located in Kilclooney co.Donegal dates from c 3500 b.c and is regarded as one of the finest examples of a portal tomb in the country. It's impressive capstone measures 13 wide, [...]

A fine wedge tomb with triple walls overlooking Dublin

The Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb is located half way up the Dublin Mountains near the car park of the Kilmashogue Recreation Area. The tomb dates from about 2000 b.c and would have originally been much larger [...]

Elaborate standing stone with cup marks, swirls and zig zags

The Ardmore Gallen Stone stands over 6 feet tall in a field near the village of Muff in co.Donegal overlooking Lough Foyle. More than 10,000 standing stones have been recorded in Ireland and many were [...]

The oldest structure in Inishowen with a mysterious name

Morton God Portal Tomb is located in Iskaheen. co. Donegal and dats from approx c.3500 > 2500 b.c. It is the largest portal tomb in Inishowen and possibly it's oldest structure. It is located half [...]

One of the finest burial chambers in Northern Ireland

Clontygora Court Tomb is located near Flagstaff in co. Armagh. it dates from approx c.3500 b.c and is  one of the finest burial chambers in Northern Ireland. It is locally known as the “King’s Ring” [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site with the oldest clock in the World

Newgrange is by far the most famous of all Ireland's monuments. It is part of a complex of at least 35 similar type monuments built along a bend of the River Boyne known collectively as Brú [...]

Discovered in 1941, Dragons Teeth and 1269 standing stones

The mysterious Beaghmore Stone Circles are located near Cookstown in co. Tyrone, They date to approx 2900 b.c > 1200 b.c. The stones were uncovered by local peat cutters in the 1940s. It is made up [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Europe’s greatest collection of Megalithic Art in one location

Knowth is Ireland's most spectacular complex of prehistoric passage tombs. This World Heritage site dates from about 3000 b.c and is not only the largest of the three great passage tombs in the Boyne Valley [...]

A 5000 years old passage tomb with a smiley face inside

This national monument is the Fourknocks Passage Tomb located in county Meath. It dates to 3000 b.c and it's name may derive from the Irish word ‘Fuair Cnocs’ that translates to ‘cold hills’ or it just [...]

The World’s oldest field system buried beneath our feet

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 [...]

Keep your lambs safe here, axes, Vikings & hot air baloons

Lambay lies 4km off the north County Dublin coast and is the easternmost point of Ireland. It covers 2.5km sq and has steeps cliffs on it's north, south and eastern sides and is low lying [...]

4500 year old dolmen in the middle of a housing estate

This Dolmen is located in Ballybrack in south co. Dublin. It dates for approx 2500b.c and the capstone  has beautiful shiny quartz mixed through it. It measures 5 foot X 5 foot and probably weighs [...]

Ireland’s most iconic dolmen & the hole of sorrows

The Poulnabrone Dolmen is located near the townland of Caherconnell in co.Clare. This national monument dates from approx 3600 b.c and it's timeless simplicity has made it one of the most photographed landmarks in Ireland. [...]

The oldest ancient structure in Dublin City and the smallest dolmen in Ireland

Knockmaree Dolmen is located in Phoenix Park in Dublin City. It dates from approx 3000 b.c > 1700 b.c and is probably the oldest monument near the city and possibly the smallest ‘dolmen’ structure in [...]

500 years older than Newgrange & the best kept archaeological secret in Ireland

Loughcrew dates from 3300 b.c and is one of our most important and impressive megalithic sites. 'Cairn T' is estimated to be 500 years older than Newgrange and is located on a hilltop at nearly 800 [...]

One of Ireland’s finest wedge tombs, an altar, a holy well & a forest frozen in time

Srahwee Wedge Tomb is located in Cregganbaun in co.Mayo. This national monument is regarded as one of the finest wedge tombs in Ireland, so called because of its shape, wider and higher at the entrance [...]

An early stone circle in a beautiful location

The Bocan Stone Circle is located about a mile outside the village of Culdaff in co.Donegal. This national monument dates between 2500 b.c - 1500 b.c. Stone circles may have been used for sun worship, [...]

The Druids, St Patrick & The Temple of Deen

These granite rocks are the remains of a burial chamber known locally as the Temple of Deen. It is located near the village of Culdaff on the Inishowen Pennisula in co.Donegal. It dates from between [...]

A cairn with a passage tomb enclosed, Spectacular views & The home of fairies

This cairn is a collapsed passage tomb and is often referred to as Fairy Castle. It sits at the highest point of 'The Dublin Mountains' at an altitude of 1,740 feet beside a trig point [...]

Brehon Law, Druids & An ancient passage tomb

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. [...]

The tallest standing stone in Ireland

Punchestown Long Stone is located near the entrance to the Punchestown Racecourse in county Kildare. This national monument is the tallest and one of the most graceful examples in Ireland standing at 22 feet high. [...]

The Hag’s Chair, The Ring of Gullion & Decorated grave goods

The Ballykeel Dolmen is located in Camlouth in co. Armagh and dates to between 4000 - 2500 b.c. This ancient area is known as 'The Ring of Gullion'. It contains many ancient tombs and has recently [...]

A dolmen with the 2nd heaviest capstone in Ireland

The Kilternan Dolmen is located in south Dublin near the village of Kilternan. This national monument  is believed to have the second heaviest cap stone in Ireland (next to the Brownshill Dolmen in Carlow) weighing [...]

A quartz standing stone, Queen Maeve & Beaker pottery

Glencullen Standing Stone is now located on a golf course in the village of Glencullen in south Dublin. Standing stones or 'mehirs' are usually difficult to date but it is sometimes possible when a particular [...]

Proleek Dolmen. Ballymascanlon. co.Louth c.4000>3000 b.c

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 4000 to 3000 bc. They [...]

One of the finest Wedge Tombs in Ireland

The Ballyedmunduff Wedge Tomb is located in the forest on the Glencullen side of the Dublin Mountains. This national monument is considered to be one of the finest examples of a wedge tomb in Ireland. [...]

An ancient burial tomb marker, a boundary marker or a scratching post for a friendly cow ?

The Craddockstown West Longstone is a national monument and is located facing the entrance to the Punchestown Racecourse in co.Kildare. It is hugely elegant and stands 15 feet high. There are a number of Long [...]

Ireland & Europe’s heaviest capstone on a dolmen

This national monument is the Brownshill Portal Tomb located in Brownshill in co.Carlow. It is not only the largest example in Ireland but also in Europe with a capstone weighing in at an impressive 150 [...]

One of the largest & earliest stone circles in Ireland

This national monument is the Beltany Stone Circle, located in Raphoe in co.Donegal. It dates from between c.1400 b.c > 800 b.c and is one of the largest and earliest stone circles in Ireland with [...]

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