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County Down


Sites/Groups in this region:

4 posts
Annadorn Passage Grave
3 posts
Audleystown Court Tomb
Ballintur Cairn(s)
Ballyalton Court Tomb
1 post
Ballynahatty Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
37 posts
Ballynoe Stone Circle
2 posts
Ballyrogan Giant's Grave Chambered Cairn
1 post
Ballystokes Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Ballyveaghbeg Chambered Cairn
1 post
Barnmeen Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Burren Cist
2 posts
Carnadranna Cairn(s)
3 posts
Carnanbane Court Tomb
Carnbane Cairn(s)
Carn Hill Cairn(s)
Carn Mountain Cairn(s)
Carrownacan Standing Stone / Menhir
Chapeltown Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Churchtown Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Crobane Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Drumena Stone Fort / Dun
4 posts
Dunnaman Chambered Tomb
6 posts
Finnis Souterrain
32 posts
The Giant's Ring Passage Grave
15 posts
Goward Portal Tomb
Goward Chambered Tomb
1 post
Goward Cairn Cairn(s)
6 posts
Goward Chamber Cairn Chambered Cairn
5 posts
Greengraves Portal Tomb
7 posts
Kilfeaghan Portal Tomb
4 posts
Kilkeel Portal Tomb
3 posts
Knockshee Cairn(s)
15 posts
Legananny Portal Tomb
2 posts
The Long Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Loughanhatten Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
Loughmoney Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
Mayo 1 Standing Stone / Menhir
Mayo 2 Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Millin Bay Cairn(s)
Moneyslane Standing Stones
1 post
The Mother Church of Mourne Christianised Site
Mullaghmore Stone Circle
1 post
Murphy's Fort, Mullaghmore Hillfort
Portavoe Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Rostrevor Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Rush's Cove Chambered Cairn
2 sites
Saval More
5 posts
Slieve Commedagh Cairn(s)
6 posts
Slieve Donard Lesser Cairn Cairn(s)
6 posts
Summit of Slieve Donard Cairn(s)
Tamary Cairns Cairn(s)
Tamnaharry Standing Stone / Menhir
The Three Sisters Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Warrenpoint Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Wateresk Dolmen Portal Tomb
6 posts
Wateresk Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir


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Save Knock Iveagh!

We all want to believe that the places and heritage we love will be protected by somebody else for our children to enjoy. Some really important places in the UK benefit from protection by law and are supposed to be kept safe by our government bodies for the benefit of everyone... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th October 2017ce

The forgotten Mound of Down

This is interesting - may be prehistoric, possibly not.
tjj Posted by tjj
29th January 2012ce
Edited 29th January 2012ce

Neolithic homes unearthed at roadside

A Bronze Age cemetery is one of a number of prehistoric settlements that have been discovered in County Down... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
1st September 2004ce
Edited 1st September 2004ce

Latest posts for County Down

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The Giant's Ring (Passage Grave) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>The Giant's Ring</b>Posted by Rhiannon Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th February 2017ce

Kilfeaghan (Portal Tomb) — Images

<b>Kilfeaghan</b>Posted by Rhiannon<b>Kilfeaghan</b>Posted by Rhiannon Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th February 2017ce

Goward (Portal Tomb) — Images

<b>Goward</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
28th April 2016ce

Warrenpoint Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Warrenpoint Standing Stone</b>Posted by oldwarrenpoint Posted by oldwarrenpoint
22nd March 2016ce

Ballynoe (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ballynoe</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Ballynoe</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Ballynoe</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Ballynoe</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
7th August 2015ce

Ballynoe (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

04/08/2015 – Seeing the photos on TMA of this circle a few months back left such an impression on me. I knew that given the first chance I would try to make my way here to see the stones for myself. If you have access to a car getting there is no problem but it’s not too bad by bus either. There is a bus that runs to Ballynoe but it’s not that frequent. We instead took the 17A bus from Newcastle to Downpatrick. We got off at Ballydugan crossroads on the A25. A couple of miles walk on quietish country roads and we made it to the signposted path to Ballynoe stone circle. The overgrown path off the road to the circle is really lovely and at this time of year it felt like walking through a gateway to another realm. After a few minutes we reached the circle. To folk that have already been I’m sure it will come as no surprise to read that I found Ballynoe stone circle to be as wonderful as I had hoped. A fantastic circle of stones surrounding a cairn with its own kerb. Some lovely outliers as well. Lots to look at and a great location. We sat just outside the circle to have our sandwiches. Just looking across to the stones and the landscape beyond. A perfect few hours spent doing not much of nothing. thelonious Posted by thelonious
7th August 2015ce
Edited 8th August 2015ce
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