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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.


The Heritage Council - Prehistoric Rock Art in Ireland

Irish rock art is the subject of a new, richly illustrated booklet published by the Heritage Council. Written by archaeologist, Clare Busher O’Sullivan, ‘Rock Art’ explores the art form; where it can be found; what it means; and how it can be protected.

Annaghmare (Court Tomb)

THE BLACK CASTLE, ANNAGHMARE CAIRN at the Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record

157 page PDF with excavation report, notes, pre-renovation photos etc.

Newgrange (Passage Grave)

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.


Loughanleagh & Muff Heritage Trust

The Loughanleagh is a region of high landscape value situated in east Cavan between the towns of Bailieborough and Kingscourt off the R165. It covers an area of approx 3 kilometres in length by up to 1 Kilometre wide and rises to a height of 344 meters (1119 ft) above sea level. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty offering spectacular panoramic views of up to fourteen surrounding counties of the Irish countryside.

It’s name Loughanleagh originates from Lough-an-Leighis or ‘Lake of the Cures’. It’s former name was Sliabh Gaileng-‘The Mountains of the Gailenga’. Loughanleagh is steeped in history and folklore covering the Neolithic, Stone age, Celtic and Norman periods. There are three Stone Age Cairns straddled across the ridge of Loughanleagh mountain.

Dowth II (Passage Grave)

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

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

Grange / Lios, Lough Gur (Stone Circle)

Lough Gur 6000

Explore 6,000 years of human development

County Sligo

Stones and bones podcasts

12 part series on the archaeology of Sligo, including individual podcasts on Carrowkeel, Mullaghfarna and Carrrowmore.

Mullaghfarna (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Creating Space: Thoughts on place making & clustered house remains in prehistoric Ireland

YouTube video of a talk by Dr. Stefan Bergh, surveyor and excavator at Mullaghfarna.

Newgrange (Passage Grave)

Boyne Valley Tombs

Exploring the archaeology of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Boinne

Dowth I (Passage Grave)

Dowth Megalithic Tomb, Bru na Boinne, Ireland

Survey work by David Strange-Walker of Trent & Peak Archaeology and Marcus Abbott of ArcHeritage. Thanks to Dr Steve Davis of University College Dublin, and the Office of Public Works, Ireland, for funding this project.
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