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County Meath

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Sites/groups in County Meath:

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Arch Hall Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Balgeeth Artificial Mound
6 posts
3 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
7 posts
Bobsville Cup Marked Stone
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
Clonasillagh Passage Grave
Clonasillagh Cairn(s)
Collierstown Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
8 posts
Cornaville North Court Tomb
Crossdrum Lower Standing Stone / Menhir
Culmullin Artificial Mound
4 posts
Danestown Ringfort Rath
Davidstown Barrow Round Barrow(s)
Daw Artificial Mound
1 post
Delvin Rath
3 posts
Drumlerry Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Drumsawry or Summerbank Cairn(s)
3 posts
Drumsawry or Summerbank Rath
4 posts
Eden Bullaun Stone
10 posts
Edengora Wedge Tomb
8 posts
Ervey Portal Tomb
2 posts
Farranagloch Standing Stones
28 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
3 posts
Greenanstown Standing Stones
3 sites
Heathtown
4 posts
Herbertstown Artificial Mound
Hilltown Little Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
2 sites
Hill Of Slane
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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)
6 posts
King's Mountain Standing Stone / Menhir
1 site
Knockbrack Passage Grave
Knockmark Artificial Mound
5 posts
Laytown (An Inse) Artificial Mound
1 post
Lismahon Artificial Mound
8 posts
Lismullin Timber Circle
Longford Artificial Mound
13 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
Mullahteelin Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
1 site
Newcastle Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Nobberbeg Bullaun Stone
7 posts
Oldbridge Standing Stones
Painestown Artificial Mound
Piercetown Artificial Mound
Primatestown Artificial Mound
6 posts
Rathbran More Souterrain
Rathkenny Portal Tomb
Rathmaiden Artificial Mound
4 posts
Rath Lugh Rath
10 posts
Rath Maeve Henge
Realtoge Hillfort
Roadmain Artificial Mound
3 posts
Rossnaree Artificial Mound
8 posts
Slieve Beagh Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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
11 posts
Wardstown Rath

News

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Bog body found in Co Meath

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1210/1224327682934.html
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

Folklore

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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 Duchas.ie. 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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Grainne's Enclosure (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Grainne's Enclosure</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
22nd June 2020ce

Rath of Synods — Images

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22nd June 2020ce

Newgrange (Passage Grave) — News

Genetics study shines light on early periods of Ireland's human history


A survey of ancient Irish genomes has found evidence that the parents of an adult male buried in the heart of the Newgrange passage tomb were first-degree relatives.

The research of the male's genome suggests that he was among a ruling social elite which is similar to the inbred Inca god-kings and Egyptian pharaohs.

The study, which was led by archaeologists and geneticists from Trinity College Dublin, focused on the earliest periods of Ireland’s human history.

The team conducted a painstaking genetic analysis of the ancient bones of 44 individuals recovered from all the major Irish burial traditions court tombs, portal tombs, passage tombs and other natural sites.

Famous for the annual winter solstice, little is known about who was buried in the heart of the Newgrange passage tomb which was built over 5,000 years ago.

More: https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0617/1148049-genomes-study/
ryaner Posted by ryaner
17th June 2020ce

Iskaroon (Artificial Mound) — Fieldnotes

Small barow-like mound in a large pasture field outside the village of Dunderry. While my companion waited in the car, I hopped the field gate with enthusiasm, visions of Herity's outlier passage grave spurring me on.

Not visible from the road as it is obscured by the rise of the low hill on which it sits, what we have here is, imho, a small barrow. The boulders that Herity mentions could be the remains of a kerb, but I doubt it – they looked a lot like clearance to me, embedded in the turf now, but hey, who am I but a lowly megalithic adventurer.

Possibly worth a quick diversion on your way from Tara to Tlachtga, probably not.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th June 2020ce

Iskaroon (Artificial Mound) — Miscellaneous

Herity, in Irish Passage Graves (1974), lists this as Me 71 and says "A much-ruined circular mound, about 12m in diameter and now standing only about 1m high, has 5 boulders set in an arc on the north-west side, probably the remains of a kerb. Other loose boulders lie a short distance outside the edge on the north side. The centre has been dug away. It stands on the highest part of a low hill about 76m (250') O.D." ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th June 2020ce

Rath Laoghaire — Images

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15th June 2020ce

The Mound of Hostages (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>The Mound of Hostages</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th June 2020ce

Iskaroon (Artificial Mound) — Images

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15th June 2020ce
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