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Glendalough
2008-04-13 23:09:00
The present remains in Glendalough tell only a small part of its story. The monastery in its heyday would have included workshops, areas for amnuscript writing and copying, guest houses, an infirmary, farm buildings and dwellings for both the monks and a large lay population. The buildings which survive probably date from between the 10th ...
Glendalough
2008-04-13 23:09:00
The present remains in Glendalough tell only a small part of its story. The monastery in its heyday would have included workshops, areas for amnuscript writing and copying, guest houses, an infirmary, farm buildings and dwellings for both the monks and a large lay population. The buildings which survive probably date from between the 10th ...
The Kilclooney Dolmen
2007-08-12 21:46:00
The Kilclooney Dolmen is a fine example of a Neolithic Portal tomb. Built during the middle of the fourth millennium by a people who were farming the land and rearing stock, the portal tombs were the first examples of collective burial. Their size indicatest that they represent the burial site of an important member of ...
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The Kilclooney Dolmen
2007-08-12 21:46:00
The Kilclooney Dolmen is a fine example of a Neolithic Portal tomb. Built during the middle of the fourth millennium by a people who were farming the land and rearing stock, the portal tombs were the first examples of collective burial. Their size indicatest that they represent the burial site of an important member of ...
Poulnabrone dolmen
2007-06-12 20:40:00
Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb located in Co. Clare. It is one of the most famous dolmens in Ireland.  The large capstone rises up from the limestone bedrock of the Burren, supported by two portal stones that are 1.8 meters high.  The people that were buried in Poulnabrone dolmen were Neolithic farmers.  The radiocarbon ...
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Poulnabrone dolmen
2007-06-12 20:40:00
Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb located in Co. Clare. It is one of the most famous dolmens in Ireland.  The large capstone rises up from the limestone bedrock of the Burren, supported by two portal stones that are 1.8 meters high.  The people that were buried in Poulnabrone dolmen were Neolithic farmers.  The radiocarbon ...
Knowth
2007-05-10 20:39:00
Knowth is less well known than Newgrange. It is actually slightly bigger, being about 84m in diameter. The great mound of this most spectacular site is outlined by 127 massive kerbstones. There are two passages, aligned to face East and West. The west-facing one is an unbranching curved passage. The east-facing one is cross-shaped and ...
Knowth
2007-05-10 20:39:00
Knowth is less well known than Newgrange. It is actually slightly bigger, being about 84m in diameter. The great mound of this most spectacular site is outlined by 127 massive kerbstones. There are two passages, aligned to face East and West. The west-facing one is an unbranching curved passage. The east-facing one is cross-shaped and ...
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Newgrange
2007-05-10 20:38:00
Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb. It was constructed around 3200BC, this makes it more than 500 years older than the Giza Pyramids in Egypt and 1,000 years more ancient than Stonehenge. It is about 80m in diameter and is surounded by a kerb of 97 stones. Some of these are elaborately carved. ...
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Newgrange
2007-05-10 20:38:00
Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb. It was constructed around 3200BC, this makes it more than 500 years older than the Giza Pyramids in Egypt and 1,000 years more ancient than Stonehenge. It is about 80m in diameter and is surounded by a kerb of 97 stones. Some of these are elaborately carved. ...
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