Plan of mound at Newgrange showing the passage and chamber.
Plan and sectional elevation of the passage and chamber before excavation.
Plan of the passage and chamber, the passage is shown in 2 sections.
All plans are from
Newgrange Archaeology, Art and Legend
where Professor O'Kelly
presents the full results of his excavations at Newgrange between 1962 and 1975. Every stage
in the excavation, interpretation and restoration of the site is described and illustrated with additional
contributions from Claire O'Kelly
, who collaborated in her husband's work at Newgrange.
This book is a must for anyone with a serious interest in Newgrange, while written for the
general reader, it is academic in its approach.
Excavation Report Critique
- by Alan Marshall
Newgrange - Further Reading
Directions to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre the access point to Newgrange.
Photographs of New Grange by Annaliese Moyer - Insight Photographic.
Emerald Sun - prologue to the historical novel
The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd. The prologue sets the scene of ancient Ireland with the
winter solstice at Newgrange the centrepiece.
Newgrange: empowering the salmon of wisdom by Philip Coppens.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433