History & Heritage

It's been a 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange - here's what's been happening

"You might expect the area – a Unesco World Heritage Site – to be so well documented that everything of note has turned up, but it has yielded yet more fascinating discoveries." - http://www.thejournal.ie/newgrange-new-discoveries-passage-tomb-drought-4138485-Jul2018/

5,500-year-old tomb in Meath the ‘find of a lifetime’

One of the richest tapestries of archaeology in Ireland, the Boyne Valley is the gift that just kept giving this summer, with three separate discoveries to send experts worldwide into an excited tizzy.

Thousands will flock to see a significant Neolithic passage tomb cemetery, unearthed during works at Dowth Hall in Co Meath and revealed to the world in July.

A kerbstone at the site is heavily decorated with Neolithic carvings and represents one of the most impressive discoveries of megalithic art in Ireland in decades.

Incredible new find as dry weather reveals Bronze Age cemetery in Boyne Valley

The dry weather this summer continues to bring out new discoveries in the Boyne Valley, or highlight exisiting ones. At Discover Boyne Valley we are very excited to see that one of our members, Noel Meehan of Copter View Aerial Productions, has taken some amazing images of a possible Bronze Age cemetery, consisting of a barrow burial mounds (one a triple ring barrow) and enclosures.

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