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Dowth — News

‘The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath


To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

A MEGALITHIC PASSAGE tomb cemetery dating back some 5,500 years has been unearthed beside Dowth Hall in Co Meath.

The discovery is within the Brú na Bóinne heritage site. The excavation is being carried out by agri-technology company Devenish in partnership with UCD’s School of Archaeology.

More: http://www.thejournal.ie/megalithic-passage-tomb-meath-4130419-Jul2018/

Boyne Valley Complex — News

Recent drought led to archaeological discovery of circular enclosure near Newgrange


Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones in the Brú na Bóinne area yesterday evening.

A LARGE CIRCULAR enclosure, or henge, has been revealed near the UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Newgrange in Co Meath.

Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones in the Brú na Bóinne area yesterday evening with photographer Ken Williams.

More: http://www.thejournal.ie/newgrange-mythical-ireland-4123238-Jul2018/

Castleruddery (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Parknasilogue (Burial Chamber) — Fieldnotes

Quick fieldnotes for Parknasilogue: This site is in danger of being lost forever. The land that it is on is being sold for housing development under the auspices of NAMA. The old thorn tree that used to stand guard over the chamber is gone and the site is inundated with brambles. See Fourwind's shots here: http://megalithomania.com/show/site/16/parknasilog_kist.htm better than my own old ones on TMA. I couldn't see into the impenetrable brambles to check if the tomb is still extant. In my opinion, this is to be added to a list of a few other endangered sites in the South Dublin/North Wicklow area, all under threat because of the mad dash for housing. Another example is at http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1664/laughanstown.html where a new town is already under construction. Remember http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1258/brittas.html

Parknasilogue (Burial Chamber) — Images

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County Donegal — News

Locals unearth 'significant' prehistoric hoard of gold bands in Donegal


Experts from the National Museum have begun an investigation into the exciting discovery of four prehistoric gold arm bands they believe date back to the Bronze Age.

The amazingly intact ornaments were found buried together several feet underground at an undisclosed location in Co Donegal earlier this week.
Maeve Sikora, keeper of Irish antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland, credited local Donegal residents for finding the treasures and immediately reporting them to officials at the Donegal County Museum, who in turn alerted them to the find yesterday.

"These people were so helpful and quick to report it," she said.

More:
https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/locals-unearth-significant-prehistoric-hoard-of-gold-bands-in-donegal-37058447.html

Emain Macha (Henge) — Images

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The King's Stables (Sanctuary) — Images

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The Dorsey Entrenchment (Enclosure) — Images

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Cloch An Phoill (Aghade) (Holed Stone) — Images

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Browne's Hill (Portal Tomb) — Images

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Rath Gael (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Ardristan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Rausker (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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Lennan (Portal Tomb) — Images

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Lattonfasky (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Lackafin (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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Drumguilliew Lower (Court Tomb) — Images

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Cornamucklagh South (Court Tomb) — Images

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Ballymacdermot (Court Tomb) — Images

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Annaghmare (Court Tomb) — Images

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