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County Meath


Sites/groups in County Meath:

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Arch Hall Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Ardsallagh Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Balgeeth Artificial Mound
17 posts
5 sites
Ballinvally Stone Circle
1 post
Ballinvally Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Ballynanoma Artificial Mound
4 posts
Balnagon Upper stone pair Standing Stones
5 posts
Bellewstown Artificial Mound
Bey More Artificial Mound
Blundelstown Artificial Mound
8 posts
Bobsville Cup Marked Stone
Boolies Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Boolies Standing Stone / Menhir
Boolies Great Artificial Mound
13 posts
17 sites
Boyne Valley Complex
Brackloney Standing Stone / Menhir
Cabragh Artificial Mound
Carnhill Portal Tomb
Clonardran Artificial Mound
6 posts
2 sites
Clonasillagh Passage Grave
Clonasillagh Cairn(s)
Collierstown Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
8 posts
Cornaville North Court Tomb
Crossdrum Lower Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Culmullin Artificial Mound
4 posts
Danestown Ringfort Rath
Davidstown Barrow Round Barrow(s)
Daw Artificial Mound
1 post
Delvin Rath
3 posts
Derrypatrick Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Drumsawry or Summerbank Cairn(s)
3 posts
Drumsawry or Summerbank Rath
4 posts
Dunsany Bullaun Stone
4 posts
Eden Bullaun Stone
10 posts
Edengora Wedge Tomb
8 posts
Ervey Portal Tomb
2 posts
Farranagloch Standing Stones
31 posts
1 site
Fourknocks Passage Grave
1 post
Galboystown Rath
Gallows Hill Hillfort
Garlagh Artificial Mound
3 posts
Gaulstown Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Gernonstown Artificial Mound
5 posts
Gernonstown Round Barrow(s)
Gerrardstown Artificial Mound
6 posts
Gormanston Passage Grave
3 posts
Gormanston Beach Passage Grave
4 posts
Greenanstown Standing Stones
3 sites
4 posts
Herbertstown Artificial Mound
Hilltown Little Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
2 sites
Hill Of Slane
79 posts
13 sites
Hill of Tara
Hodgetown Artificial Mound
5 posts
Iskaroon Artificial Mound
Johnstown Artificial Mound
3 posts
Kilbrew Henge
1 post
Kingstown & Carnuff Great Cairn(s)
11 posts
King's Mountain Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Knock Bullaun Stone
1 site
Knockbrack Passage Grave
Knockmark Artificial Mound
6 posts
Laytown (An Inse) Artificial Mound
1 post
Lismahon Artificial Mound
8 posts
Lismullin Timber Circle
Longford Artificial Mound
15 posts
39 sites
Loughcrew Complex
2 posts
Micknanstown Henge
2 posts
1 site
Monknewtown Henge
3 posts
Monknewtown II Passage Grave
Moorepark Artificial Mound
Mooretown Artificial Mound
1 post
Moylagh Rath
Mullagh Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Mullagha Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Mullagharoy Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Mullaghey Standing Stone / Menhir
Mullahteelin Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
1 site
Newcastle Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Newtown (Navan Upper By.) Holed Stone
6 posts
Nobberbeg Bullaun Stone
7 posts
Oldbridge Standing Stones
Painestown Artificial Mound
6 posts
Patrickstown Standing Stone / Menhir
Piercetown Artificial Mound
Primatestown Artificial Mound
6 posts
Rathbran More Souterrain
8 posts
Rathkenny Portal Tomb
Rathmaiden Artificial Mound
4 posts
Rath Lugh Rath
10 posts
Rath Maeve Henge
4 posts
Realtoge Hillfort
Roadmain Artificial Mound
3 posts
Rossnaree Artificial Mound
8 posts
Slieve Beagh Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Stackallan Henge
1 post
Staholmog Standing Stones (Destroyed)
Stanley Hill Hillfort
2 posts
Stirrupstown Rath
The Stuck Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Teltown Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Thomastown Rath
8 posts
Thomastown Passage Grave
3 posts
Trevet Artificial Mound
2 posts
Tullaghanoge Rath
Tullog Artificial Mound
12 posts
Wardstown Rath


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Bog body found in Co Meath
tjj Posted by tjj
10th December 2012ce
Edited 10th December 2012ce

Rock Art found in Lismullin Souterain

Govt fails to protects our heritage at Tara again

Yet another find over the past few days of Neolitihic underground chambers has been made at Tara and which have been kept from public knowledge by the Government and the road contractors. For more details see the brief report below... continues...
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
4th December 2007ce
Edited 4th December 2007ce

The Irish Giant Man - the Irish Orion

From the Meath Chronicle today:

Two researchers have claimed that a huge, human-like depiction present in the road system straddling Meath and Louth could be the world's largest ground-based representation of the constellation of Orion... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
3rd March 2004ce
Edited 4th March 2004ce


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Elf Stones:- The following account is given by Michael Fitzsimons, age 75, Doon, Tierworker, Bailieboro.

Elf stones were supposed to fall out of the air with a shower of rain. They are a grayish white colour nearly like a sea-shell. If any of them fell on a cow she would get into a sickness called Paralysis. It was said that people would cure the cow of the sickness if they got nine of these elf-stones in a porringer or any other suitable vessel and go to a stream bordering two counties before the sun rises in the morning and get some of the river water in the vessel along with the elf-stones and bring them home and go round the sick cow three times.
While doing so keep praying some special prayers. Before very long the cow would be better.

A man named Philip Carry, Doon, Tierworker, Bailieboro, Co. Meath had two sets of Elf-stones and all the people round this locality used to go to Philip Carry's for the elf stones when they had cows sick. Elf stones are kept at certain houses yet. The nine stones were in the Prophet Malcolmson's house. Then a man named Andrew Clarke Lisnasanna, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan got them to make the cure and another named Connor Muldoon, Cordoy, Kingscourt got them from Clarke to make the cure and they remain in that house yet.

When they are given away to make the cure the man that gave them away could not take them back to keep, unless to make the cure or they would be no good. They are kept at some houses yet. It was a good cure for paralysis.

When cows were struck with those stones they were said to be "elf shot". The hair would stand on them and they would be unable to move until the cure was made.
From the Schools' Collection of folklore, made in the 1930s, and now being transcribed at Elf stones can also be interpreted as Neolithic arrow heads. But you never know.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd June 2018ce


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The High Man - a vast giant in the Irish landscape

A 12-mile high warrior figure in the ancient road system near the famous Brú na Bóinne megalithic sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Could this be a representation of Cúchulainn, the Irish Orion?
Posted by mythicalireland
19th March 2004ce
Edited 29th July 2007ce

Latest posts for County Meath

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Newgrange (Passage Grave) — Links

Mapping the light fantastic at Newgrange

Shedding new light on the solar illumination in the burial chamber on winter solstice.

Free pdf download of the Winter 2021 article from Archaeology Ireland, Frank Prendergast, Clare Tuffy, Sinéad Gargan, John Lalor and Claire Breen
ryaner Posted by ryaner
17th December 2022ce

Cormac's House (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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19th October 2022ce

Cairn T (Passage Grave) — Links

Sketchfab - The Discovery Programme

3D Model of Cairn T
ryaner Posted by ryaner
2nd September 2022ce

Laytown (An Inse) (Artificial Mound) — Images

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13th April 2022ce

The Mound of Hostages (Passage Grave) — Images

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10th January 2022ce

Knowth — News

Knowth archaeologist Prof George Eogan dies aged 91

Meath man and UCD professor well known for his research of passage tomb builders

George Eogan, who was widely seen as one of the leading archaeologists of his generation, has died aged 91.

Professor emeritus of celtic archaeology at University College Dublin (UCD), he had a particular interest in the Neolithic and Late Bronze Age studies and was the director of the Knowth excavations for more than 40 years.

He was well known for researching the passage tomb builders of Ireland and Western Europe and authored and co-authored volumes of the Excavations at Knowth series as well as several other books.

He died on Thursday at Our Lady’s Hospice following what his family described as a long and happy life.

In a tribute, the UCD School of Archaeology said Prof Eogan’s contribution to his field and to people’s understanding of Ireland’s past was immeasurable.

Having begun his academic pursuits with a PhD on late bronze age swords, Prof Eogan would go on to lead activities at Knowth for decades.

“He used his extensive international travels and decades of connections with museums to develop a unique understanding and insights into the things of Bronze Age Europe in particular,” his former university said.

ryaner Posted by ryaner
21st November 2021ce

Dunsany (Bullaun Stone) — Images

<b>Dunsany</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th June 2021ce

Lia Fail (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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21st June 2021ce
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