History & Heritage

From mystical tombs to Samhain festivities – why Boyne Valley is the real home of Halloween

"Buried under lifetimes of soil, the Neolithic passage tomb of Newgrange is swathed in the green grassy hills of Boyne Valley, with the Wicklow mountains looming darkly ahead in the distance." - https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/from-mystical-tombs-to-samhain-festivities-why-boyne-valley-is-the-real-home-of-halloween-955927.html

Molecular archaeology can reveal Newgrange’s secrets

"Who built Newgrange and the other Boyne Valley passage tombs – and why? It remains one of archaeology’s most intractable questions. In a renewed effort to find some answers, archaeologists are using chemistry to analyse molecules in bone, pottery and artefacts found during early digs at Newgrange and Knowth." - https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/molecular-archaeology-can-reveal-newgrange-s-secrets-1.4023929

Minister Moran Announces €1m for Royal Canal Greenway

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD has today announced a significant package of funding totalling €1m for Phase 2 of the Royal Canal Greenway. When launched it will be the longest Greenway in Ireland totalling 130km in length, connecting Maynooth in Co Kildare with Clondara in Co. Longford. The funding will be provided from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Budget 2020 allocation for Greenways.

Unknown monuments identified close to Newgrange in 'exceptionally successful' survey

"Around 40 previously unknown monuments have been identified in the Brú na Bóinne area close to Newgrange as a result of what a leading archaeologist says was an “exceptionally successful” survey." - https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/unknown-monuments-identified-close-to-newgrange-in-exceptionally-successful-survey-942120.html

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