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Ballynoe (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Audleystown (Court Tomb) — Images

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Drumena (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Loughmoney (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Carrownacan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Ballynoe (Stone Circle) — Images

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Saval More (Field Stone) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

I found the stone pair in the graveyard up the road but couldn't find this stone. There's a new GAA ground in the place that it's marked on the map, but the positioning could be wrong.

Saval More Graveyard Stones (Standing Stones) — Images

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Barnmeen (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Ballinascorney Upper (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Glassamucky Mountain (Bullaun Stone) — Images

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Glassamucky Brakes (Stone Circle) — Images

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Mount Venus (Burial Chamber) — Images

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Dowth II (Passage Grave) — Links

A 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange


YouTube report by thejournal.ie on the discoveries at Brú na Bóinne in summer 2018, with some good footage of the excavation at Dowth Hall.

Carrowkeel - Cairn B (Passage Grave) — Images

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Denmark (Country) — News

Neolithic chewing gum helps recreate image of ancient Dane


Analysis of birch tar describes a female hunter-gatherer with dark skin and blue eyes

At the dawn of the Neolithic era, a young woman discarded a lump of ancient chewing gum made from birch tar into a shallow, brackish lagoon that drew fishers to the coast of southern Denmark.

Nearly 6,000 years later, researchers excavating the site spotted the gum amid pieces of wood and wild animal bone and from it have reassembled her complete DNA and so painted the broadest strokes of her portrait.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/dec/17/neolithic-dna-ancient-chewing-gum-denmark?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Eire — News

Why have thousands of archaeological sites ‘disappeared’?


While the archaeologists have been busy finding new monuments of interest, the State has been busy facilitating their systematic removal

Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 05:00

Mark Clinton

According to the legal definition, there are five alternative criteria under which a monument qualifies as a national monument. Defying alphabetical order, “historical interest” is the first listed criterion. In 2003 the Carrickmines Castle site was recognised as a national monument before the Supreme Court. And now we are launching the history of the settlement and fortification, its long-term occupants the Walshes, their cousins in Shanganagh, Kilgobbin, Balally, etc, and, among many other players, that of the besieger of Carrickmines in March 1642, Sir Simon Harcourt. It is a colourful story, with a big finale. Truly, a site worthy of its national monument status.

And yet, the site, the national monument, is no more, save for some sad remnants, scattered about a busy roundabout. Ah yes, the Carrickmines junction. A junction not connecting with any national routes or, indeed, with a road of any significance. A junction whose planning origins remain unknown despite the best efforts of the Flood-Mahon tribunal. One of a daisy-chain of junctions along a motorway originally designed to carry national traffic unimpeded around Dublin city. A junction that effectively destroyed the integrity of the national monument. How did this happen?

The National Monuments Act, passed in 1930, brought legal protection to our ancient built heritage. On a number of subsequent occasions the Act was amended and strengthened to remove weaknesses and loopholes. Particular credit should go to former ministers Michael D Higgins and Síle de Valera for their significant contributions to the protective legislation.

More: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/why-have-thousands-of-archaeological-sites-disappeared-1.4103381?fbclid=IwAR3zs9yezDZ02D85XGVIGsLazia-AuDR9RKcSbQfQoqKtXJInbP2dMVHCTo

Drumany (Portal Tomb) — Images

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Drumany (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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