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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.

Boyne Valley Complex

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.

Usna (Wedge Tomb)

Megalithic Monuments of Ireland

Page shows plan and photo of uncovered wedge tomb.

Gleninsheen (Wedge Tomb)

Irish Archaeology

The Gleninsheen Gold Collar, a Bronze Age Treasure
By Colm on April 23, 2015 in Archaeology blogs, Irish treasures

Kimonaster Middle (Passage Grave)

The Sacred Island

Some of the history and some more photos of this ruined, and pretty much lost, passage grave cemetery.

Gibbet Rath

Gibbet Rath executions @ Wikipedia

Most of the links on Gibbet Rath refer to more recent bloody history.


Irish National Folklore Collection

[T]he National Folklore Collection UCD, [is] an institute recognised as one of Europe’s largest archives of oral tradition and cultural history. Visitors to the Collection are invited to explore a large selection of books, manuscripts, audio recordings, videos and photographs, drawings and paintings dealing with Irish life, folk history and culture.

Sheebeg (Passage Grave)

Story Archaeology

...uncovering the layers of Irish Mythology. On this site, you will find a regular podcast and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists, Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody.

Tibradden (Wedge Tomb)

Megalithics Monuments of Ireland

One photo of this wrecked monument.

Easky (Natural Rock Feature)

The Sligotown website

A mile and a half east of Easkey, in west County Sligo, you will see, in a field on the side of the road, the Split Rock of Easkey, known in mythological circles as Fionn's Stone. A huge boulder which has been split into two halves.

Monpelier (Hell Fire Club) (Passage Grave)

Hellfire Club Archaeological Project

The Hellfire Club Archaeological Project will take place during the month of October [2016]. The excavation aims to help to uncover the story of Mountpelier Hill, where can find the famous ruins known as the Hellfire Club. The excavation will be led by Neil Jackman of Abarta Heritage, with an experienced team of archaeologists alongside volunteers from University College Dublin. The project is supported by South Dublin County Council, Coillte and Abarta Heritage, with kind support from University College Dublin, the Discovery Programme, the National Monuments Service and National Museum of Ireland.
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