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Boyne Valley Complex

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Underwater study reveals possible quay at Brú na Bóinne


Conference hears many more discoveries could be made at archaelogical site

An underwater archaeological reconnaissance of the bed of the River Boyne near the Brú na Bóinne complex in Co Meath has revealed features that may represent log boats or man-made quays, a research conference was told on Saturday... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
12th May 2020ce

Archaeologists say they've discovered what could be Neolithic log boats near Newgrange

The river bed of the Boyne is being searched by archaeologists.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED what could be Neolithic log boats as well as boulders, perhaps intended to be used in the building of Newgrange or Knowth, in the river bed of the Boyne, near to the famous monuments.

More: https://jrnl.ie/4878107
ryaner Posted by ryaner
4th November 2019ce
Edited 4th November 2019ce

Unknown monuments identified close to Newgrange in 'exceptionally successful' survey


Around 40 previously unknown monuments have been identified in the Brú na Bóinne area close to Newgrange as a result of what a leading archaeologist says was an “exceptionally successful” survey... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th August 2019ce

Parts of a longboat found by River Boyne anglers are 5,000 years old

Story here:
https://jrnl.ie/4356455
ryaner Posted by ryaner
23rd November 2018ce

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... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
12th July 2018ce

Permission refused for proposed Slane bypass


Permission refused for proposed Slane bypass
   
An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for the proposed Slane bypass in Co Meath, a decision which has infuriated some local residents... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th March 2012ce

Ancient dugout canoe discovered


"HISTORIANS are probing links between an ancient dugout canoe discovered on the banks of the Boyne and the landmark Newgrange site.

"The canoe, which has an unusual design and is believed to be unique in Ireland, was yesterday removed from the river by experts from the National Museum."

More here - continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
30th June 2010ce
Edited 30th June 2010ce

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I've been to the Complex three times now. On the whole the preservation of the area, and the way tourism here is carefully managed, seems understandable, bearing in mind that people live here and don't need their roads choked with cars. The Visitor Centre is also impressively unobtrusive.

I just can't help getting the urge, though, to stick two fingers up at the buses that you are strong-armed into using in order to get to Newgrange and Knowth. On all three visits I have wished I walked to the tombs instead and this has been the source of a couple of heated discussions with my partner.

I just can't stand feeling openly "managed" at such sites.
Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
14th February 2004ce

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National Monuments Service


Further details of Brú na Bóinne aerial survey released

Date Released: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht releases further details of archaeological discoveries at Newgrange within the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne

To mark the winter solstice when the rising sun illuminates the burial chamber of the Great Passage Tomb of Newgrange, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has today (21 December) released further details of the archaeological discoveries made this year within the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne, close to Newgrange Passage Tomb.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
21st December 2018ce

Boyne Valley Megalithic Passage Tombs


Resource site for the Boyne Valley megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Other sites covered are the nearby megalithic sites at Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara.
knowth Posted by knowth
7th March 2004ce

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New Discoveries At Newgrange 1962 (RTE)


Short (almost 11 minutes) piece about Professor O'Kelly's excavations at Newgrange. This episode of ‘Newsview’ was broadcast on 14 August 1962. The reporter is Sean Egan.
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