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Ashtown Demesne Round Barrow(s)
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Athgoe Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Balcunnin Standing Stone / Menhir
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Ballinascorney Upper Round Barrow(s)
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Ballybetagh Cairn(s)
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Ballybrack Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
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Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb
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Ballymaice Passage Grave
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Ballymorefinn Cist Cist
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Ballymorefinn Hill Outcrop Rocky Outcrop
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Balrothery Standing Stone / Menhir
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Barnageeragh Cairn(s)
Barnaslingan Rocky Outcrop
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Belgard Deer Park Cairn(s)
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Belgard Deer Park Stone Circle
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Boherboy Standing Stones
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Bohernabreena Rath
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Bremore Passage Grave
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Brenanstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Carrickgollogan Wedge Tomb
Carrigeenoura Round Barrow(s)
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Claremont Artificial Mound
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Coolock Artificial Mound
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Corduff Artificial Mound
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Crookan Cairn Cairn(s)
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Crooksling Round Barrow(s)
Crooksling Cairn(s)
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Cunard Portal Tomb
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Dalkey Island Hillfort
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Damastown Artificial Mound
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The Druids' Judgement Seat Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
Drumanagh Promontory Fort
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Drumnigh Artificial Mound
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Dublin Zoological Gardens Chambered Tomb
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Fairy Castle Cairn(s)
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Foxrock Cairn(s)
Garristown Artificial Mound
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Glassamucky Artificial Mound
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Glassamucky Brakes Stone Circle
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Glassamucky Brakes Standing Stone / Menhir
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Glassamucky Mountain Bullaun Stone
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Glenaraneen Crannog
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Glencullen Standing Stone / Menhir
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Glendruid Portal Tomb
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Grange Sacred Well
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Hollywood Great Artificial Mound
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Howth
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Ho Stone, Balcunnin Standing Stone / Menhir
Inch Artificial Mound
Kilcrea Artificial Mound
Kilgobbin Standing Stone / Menhir
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Killakee Wedge Tomb
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Killiney Hill/Dalkey Commons Cairn(s)
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Kill of the Grange Bullaun Stone
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Kilmashogue
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Kilmashogue Portal Tomb
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Kiltalawn Standing Stone / Menhir
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Kiltiernan Portal Tomb
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Kingswood Artificial Mound
Knockandinny Round Barrow(s)
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Knockannavea Cairn(s)
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Knockanvinidee Artificial Mound
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Knockbrack Hillfort
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Knockmaroon Burial Chamber
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Lambay Island Cairn(s)
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Laughanstown Wedge Tomb
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Leopardstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Lucan and Pettycannon Souterrain
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Lugg Henge
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Lugg Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Lugmore Round Barrow(s)
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Lusk Bullaun Stone
Mallahow Artificial Mound
Monpelier Standing Stone / Menhir
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Monpelier (Hell Fire Club) Passage Grave
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Mountseskin Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Mount Venus Burial Chamber
Nags Head Artificial Mound
Newtown Artificial Mound
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Newtown Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Newtown lower Round Barrow(s)
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Palmerstown Lower Round Barrow(s)
Piperstown Standing Stone / Menhir
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Piperstown Cairn(s)
Piperstown Stone Circle
Portmarnock Artificial Mound
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Raheen Standing Stones
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Raheendhu/Ballinascorney Rath
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Rathcoole Holed Stone
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Rockbrook
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Rush Chambered Tomb
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Saggart Hill
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Seahan Hill
Shankhill Wedge Tomb
Skidoo Artificial Mound
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Stillorgan Park Cist (Destroyed)
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Sutton South Artificial Mound
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Tallaght Bullaun Stone
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Taylorsgrange Portal Tomb
Three Rocks Mountain Rocky Outcrop
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Tibradden Chambered Cairn
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Tibradden Wedge Tomb
Two Rocks Mountain Passage Grave
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Westown North Round Barrow(s)
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Woodtown Cursus

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Materialitas: Working Stone, Carving Identity March 9-10th 2007


The UCD School of Archaeology and Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin present a conference on the materiality of stone, with an evening reception and keynote address by Richard Bradley on Friday 9th March, and papers by invited
Speakers including specialists on stone monuments, lithic objects, rock art and quarrying, o... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th January 2007ce
Edited 12th January 2007ce

Kingship and Sacrifice Exhibition


"Kingship & Sacrifice" will be officially opened by Arts Minister John O'Donoghue this afternoon at the Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

It'll include the recently found bog bodies from Oldcroghan, Co Offaly and Clonycavan, Co Meath.

Admission is free. There's a tour on the 24th June from 14:00-15:00... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th June 2006ce

Bronze Age Forum - Dublin

The next meeting of the Bronze Age Forum will be hosted by the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the Bronze Age archaeology of Ireland, Britain and our nearest Continental neighbours.

Date 17-19 November 2006

Further information regarding the meeting will be made available soon at: www.ucd.ie/archaeology/groups/BronzeAgeForum
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
15th June 2006ce
Edited 18th June 2006ce

Bog bodies from Dublin area unveiled

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4589638.stm

The two men (one a giant 6'6" compared to the other who was 5'2") met their sticky ends (no pun intended) in bogs at Clonycavan and Croghan in the Iron Age. They were both found in 2003.
There will be a 'Timewatch' programme about them on the BBC on 20th January.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th January 2006ce
Edited 7th January 2006ce

'Carrickminders' celebrate archaeologists return


an update of the M50 saga


The Irish Examiner 08 Nov 2002

By Caroline O'Doherty

THE National Roads Authority has denied protestors' claims of victory after archaeologists resumed work on the controversial Carrickmines Castle site... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th November 2002ce

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Slievethoul I (Passage Grave) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Slievethoul I</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Slievethoul I</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
9th February 2021ce

Lugg (Henge) — Fieldnotes

The trees have been felled around and on the monument and the views mostly opened up. On what was a rainy and overcast day I had about 5 minutes at the site before being drenched in a downpour.

It was a huge surprise and great to see that the monument has been opened up. It seems due care and attention was taken by the tree fellers to protect the integrity of the structure; there's even a new, explanatory sign up on the path.

Weather and lighting conditions were not the best so another visit is planned soon.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th October 2020ce

Lugg (Henge) — Images

<b>Lugg</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Lugg</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Lugg</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Lugg</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th October 2020ce

Boherboy (Standing Stones) — Images

<b>Boherboy</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
13th October 2020ce

Glencullen (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Glencullen</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
13th October 2020ce

Glendruid (Portal Tomb) — Fieldnotes

Parking on the Brennanstown road is now impossible and I hadn't felt like asking at Dolmen House for permission to park the car AND go through their garden, so I was left to wonder and research an alternative route. There has been a fair bit of development in the area since I was last here 14 years ago. A friend who grew up in the locality gave me a few hints, but none came to fruition – he hasn't lived there for years. So with a bit of time and google maps I took a risk and leaped another field gate, south-east of the site at Lehaunstown Lane.

The dolmen is well known and marked on google maps so I was able to trek through the field in its general direction before picking up a track that leads north, down into the valley. You must pass through another old gate, into the broadleaf forest and onto a pathway that runs down to the stream and then west alongside the southern edge of the stream. Ignore the bridge you encounter on reaching the valley floor – there is no way through from there. Pass further along for about 200 metres until you reach a fairly obvious ford in the stream. Cross here.

The dolmen was still not in sight yet but the anticipation was rising. The track from the stream to the tomb is well-used and we surmounted the fallen tree and rounded the bend and there it is. Even LM was impressed. The capstone immediately draws your attention. The flat plane of the north-west corner is striking. The whole of the capstone has been obviously sculpted, its underside completely flat. Estimated at 60 tons, the mind boggles at the effort to first sculpt and then raise it.

Knowing that it remains standing by the grace of some serious reinforcing concrete doesn't detract from its magnificence. The portals support the heavier end and are taller than they look from first glance – the ground level of the chamber is well below the field level and both stones are well embedded. The southern sidestone is collapsing into the chamber, rescued from inundation and possible obliteration by the concrete. Both it and its northern counterpart are immense. The concrete reinforcing abuts the northern sidestone and takes the weight of the capstone here, the stepped sculpting of the sidestone visible.

We’re not supposed to climb these monuments, but Glendruid is irresistible. The turtle-backed capstone has a curved runnel that goes from corner to corner and may have been carved to let water run off the sides, away from the rear of the chamber. The slope from back to front is quite steep, mild vertigo kicking in for me and reminding me I’m not as young as I used to be. The dimensions of the stone are 5.1 metres long by 4.5 metres wide and the almost square plan of the thing is apparent from a few angles and especially so from on top of its front end.

We stayed a while here today in the heat of a mid-September Indian summer, undisturbed and carefree. The depths of the steep-sided valley floor shield you from the wiles of the suburbs for a while and you can imagine a time before complication, sheltered by the sturdiness of Glendruid’s accomplishment. But then you have to ascend, the pull of an ice-cream on an 11-year-old mind irresistible.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
18th September 2020ce
Edited 28th September 2020ce
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