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Gorteanish (Stone Circle)

Roaringwater Journal

Sheep’s Head Stone Circle Revived!

Article on the restoration of the stone circle at Gorteanish.

Cnoc an Bhróigín Thiar (Cist)

Knockavrogeen West, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry : Investigation of unclassified megalithic tomb

Short video of the excavation and recording of the tomb before resealing.

Knockiveagh (Cairn(s))

Friends of Knock Iveagh - Ulster Archaeological Society Discovery Conference 2021

Breathing Life into the Embers at Knock Iveagh - The Importance of Community Guardianship in Protecting Heritage at Risk.

The Friends of Knock Iveagh came together in September 2017 following the discovery of the erection of an unauthorised telecommunications mast and flawed Planning Approval for a single wind turbine adjacent to a Scheduled Neolithic hilltop burial cairn on Knock Iveagh, Rathfriland, Co. Down. The Friends are a group comprising working parents with a shared interest in archaeology, Gaelic history, Irish mythology, built heritage, and music.

This video explains the background to our campaign & the importance of Knock Iveagh as the central point of a ritual landscape. It also details the many challenges we have faced as a community group navigating #systemfailni , provides information about new research into the area by Eamonn Kelly and gives details of the Friends' significant new archaeological discoveries in South Down.


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The sound of an Iron Age trumpet returns to Knock Iveagh after 2,000 years!

The Friends of Knock Iveagh are proud to share the first sounding of the ‘Ardbrin Trumpet’ at Knock Iveagh in over 2,000 years. Help us #saveknockiveagh here:

The enormous 8 foot-long trumpet, which was found in a bog 2km from the hill during the 19th century, now resides in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. It is believed that it would have been played for the inaugurations of tribal ‘kings’ on Knock Iveagh.

The event was organised by the Friends of Knock Iveagh to highlight the importance of the monument, which is protected by law.

In 2017 a wind turbine was erected on Knock Iveagh following a flawed planning process during which heritage experts were not consulted. Developers are now attempting to prevent locals & members of the public from accessing the site for the first time in its 6,000 year history.

The Friends of Knock Iveagh are campaigning for the removal of the unlawful wind turbine development, and for the site to be taken into State Care, and they are asking supporters to sign and share this online petition:


Newgrange (Passage Grave)

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

Northern England

Abstractions Based on Circles

Papers on prehistoric rock art presented to Stan Beckensall on his 90th birthday
Edited by Paul Frodsham and Kate Sharpe.
Free download.

Knockiveagh (Cairn(s))

Inner Landscapes – Mythology, Environment, Folklore & the Human Spirit

Finn and the Cailleach: Slieve Gullion & Knock Iveagh - a Winter Solstice Alignment

Cairn T (Passage Grave)

Sketchfab - The Discovery Programme

3D Model of Cairn T

County Sligo

Sligo Neolithic Landscapes

The Sligo Neolithic Landscapes group was formed in 2015 in recognition of the threats to the unique Neolithic monuments and landscapes of county Sligo. SNL are a PPN group, part of a network of over 400 community and voluntary organisations aiming to effect positive change in Sligo.

Lower Saxony (Region)

The Construction of a Bronze Age Longhouse Model in Dwelling-byre Style using Experimental Archaeological Techniques

Cromeleque dos Almendres (Standing Stones)

The mysteries of Portugal's 7,000-year-old 'Stonehenge'

Seven minute long piece – not bad if you can move beyond the Stonehenge references.


Ogham Stones

New Publication:
Before people in Ireland started writing in manuscripts made of vellum they wrote on other materials, primarily stone, in a writing system called ogham. Our earliest ogham inscriptions on stone are dated on linguistic grounds to between the 4th and the 7th century AD. Over 400 known examples of ogham stones and fragments of various shapes and sizes have survived, each with their own unique biography or story. The publication explores the writing form; where it can be found; and how we can #PassItOn to future generations.

Glendruid (Portal Tomb)


Facebook page with news about developments at Brennanstown.

Ballyreagh (Court Tomb)

Ballyreagh Dual Court Tomb Excavation report +

Documentation including the 1940 excavation report.


Virtual Rathcroghan

Where history comes to life.

Knocknaneirk SW (Stone Circle)

Wonders of Ireland YouTube Channel

Drone footage of the site.

Ballymacdermot (Court Tomb)

Excavation report and Notes for Ballymacdermot court tomb

80 meg PDF with the comprehensive excavation report and additional notes.

Drumavrack (Court Tomb)

Drumavrack Court Tomb from the Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland, Volume III

Description of the dual court tomb at Drumavrack, including a plan of the monument.

Creggandevesky (Court Tomb)


Comprehensive report on the 1979-1982 excavation.

Little Curragh (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

The Curragh Plains

The project was commissioned jointly by Kildare County Council
and the Department of Defence in order to:

help protect and conserve the special status of this landscape.

help manage more effectively the diverse yet critical uses of the Plains; and to

help realise its potential as a destination of value to locals and visitors alike, thereby contributing to the local and regional economy.
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