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.

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 half way up the side of a mountain near Ballymote in County Sligo. They can [...]

The Caves of Kesh, Ballymote. County Sligo2019-06-26T12:27:46+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 [...]

The Ceide Fields, Ballycastle. County Mayo c.3000BC2019-06-27T06:07:11+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 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

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC

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A 4500 year old dolmen in the middle of a housing estate in south Dublin This Dolmen is located in Ballybrack in south County Dublin dates from approx 2500BC. It granite capstone has [...]

Ballybrack Dolmen, Ballybrack. County Dublin 2500BC2019-06-27T06:21:08+00:00

Loughcrew, Oldcastle. County Meath  3200BC      

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The best kept archaeological secret in Ireland..Shhh! 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      2019-06-27T10:39:18+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 cap [...]

The Kilternan Dolmen, Kilternan. County Dublin c.2500BC2019-06-29T06:34:01+00:00