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Ardara Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ardmore Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballyargus Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballybrack Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballybrack Rath
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Ballymore Upper Portal Tomb
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Ballymunterhiggin Court Tomb
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Barnes Lower Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Bavan Court Tomb
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Beltany Stone Circle
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Binn Portal Tomb
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Bocan Stone Circle
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Carnaghan Portal Tomb
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Carricknamoghil Court Tomb
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Carrownaganonagh Wedge Tomb
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Cashelard Portal Tomb
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Cashel Town Wedge Tomb
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Claggan Court Tomb
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Cloghanmore Court Tomb
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Clogher Standing Stone / Menhir
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Clonbeg Glebe Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cloontagh Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Cluain tSalach Cup Marked Stone
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Corradooey Court Tomb
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Creevery Upper Portal Tomb
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Croaghbeg Court Tomb
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Darney Ringfort Hillfort
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Drumcarbit Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Drumhallagh Upper Court Tomb
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Dunwiley Rath
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Errarooey Beg Portal Tomb
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Eskaheen Portal Tomb
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Farranmacbride Court Tomb
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Giant's Finger Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Glencolumbkille Churchyard Souterrain
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Gortnavern Portal Tomb
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The Grey Stone, Cornashesk Natural Rock Feature
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Grianan of Ailech Stone Fort / Dun
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Kilbeg Court Tomb
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Kilclooney More
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Kimonaster Middle Passage Grave
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Largynagreana Wedge Tomb
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Letter Court Tomb
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Magheracar Passage Grave
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Magheranaul Wedge Tomb
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Malin More Portal Tomb
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Na Dúnaibh Stone Fort / Dun
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Pluck Standing Stone / Menhir
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Portleen Stone Row / Alignment
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Roshin South Portal Tomb
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Shalwy Court Tomb
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Straths Bridge Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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St Columkille's Stones Cup Marked Stone
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Hoard of the Rings - Bronze Age treasure on display

The heaviest intact prehistoric gold hoard ever found in Ireland has gone on public display at the
Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny.

More: https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2019/1119/1092820-donegal-gold-hoard/
ryaner Posted by ryaner
19th November 2019ce

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... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th June 2018ce

Ancient stone chamber unearthed in garden


From the Derry Journal

An ancient underground chamber which could date back 2,000 years has been unearthed near Clonmany in Inishowen... continues...
baza Posted by baza
18th August 2008ce

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Ardara (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

A three metre tall, roadside standing stone on the road from Ardara to Kilclooney, just to the south of the Owenea river. A ruined farmhouse stops you spotting it as you travel north to Kilclooney, but glance over your shoulder just before the bridge and it’s unmissable. A large, hefty block of a stone, wonderful and strong and towering, slightly tilting to the west. I wondered how it could have survived standing all these years, and how much of it was below ground. ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th July 2022ce
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Largynagreana (Wedge Tomb) — Fieldnotes

An almost urban monument, about a kilometre above busy Killybegs harbour. Tucked in under a thorn tree at the bottom of a long driveway. It’s really quite impressive, though low and squat, and it has its own fógra. The modern driveway almost truncates the front of the tomb. The Survey says that this driveway “… is a raised trackway, now disused.” Well, seems like things have changed since publication 20 years ago. No matter – the landowners arrived while we were there and paid us no heed.

Typically aligned WSW-ENE, with the entrance at the west, a displaced septal slab now blocks any view into the chamber from here. The northern side is all grass-covered cairn material, as is most of the southern side, except a gap at the western end which gives a view into the 3 metre long chamber. A single roofstone covers most of this and affords a handy shelter to any small furry creatures in need. I once disturbed a tiny resting fawn along the banks of the Glendassan river while on a bullaun hunt, startling both him and me to the extent that I’m overly cautious now when exploring secluded sites. I needn’t have worried here, though I never got in far enough to be 100% sure.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd July 2022ce

Kilclooney More (Portal Tomb) — Fieldnotes

I think this is a wedge tomb. This despite the lack of any sort of double-walling. Or any ante-chamber or portico. But no worries. I can go with Portal tomb (?), as in the Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland, Volume VI, County Donegal. It just doesn’t feel like a portal tomb. Especially in the shadow (or in the light) of what lies a kilometre to the north-east. But then again it might be neither

That said, this is a fine little monument. It’s environment has changed since the publication of the Survey (2002, but the photo may be from well before that) and indeed from Bogman’s visit 11 years ago. It’s in semi-bogland, occasionally used for cattle, about 250 metres north of a small boreen off the Ardara to Kilclooney road.

A single, quite delicate, granite capstone/roofstone covers a small chamber almost 1.5 metres square. It’s set into a mound that rises maybe half a metre above the surrounding terrain. It’s possible that the chamber floor is deeper than these dimensions suggest but I didn’t check, the brambles and other growth discouraging inspection. The gabled backstone is a noticeable attraction and the whole monument offers a serene piece of megalithic charm.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd July 2022ce

Killaghtee (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

A kilometre south-west of Dunkineely is this mighty fine stone pair. Situated in someone's garden (if it's yours, I knocked on your door and got no reply), it's aligned ESE-WNW, the southern stone 2.3 metres tall, the northern 1.9. It's situated on the neck of land at the top of the long and thin peninsula that leads down to Saint John's Point, 8 kms to the south-west. There are fine views west towards Slieve League. ryaner Posted by ryaner
30th June 2022ce

Largynagreana (Wedge Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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29th June 2022ce

Srath Laoill Thuaidh (Portal Tomb) — Images

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27th June 2022ce
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