by Anthony Murphy. Excellent site with an emphases on the
astronomy and mythology of Newgrange. The Tuatha Dé Danann, who ruled Ireland in ancient mythology,
were said to have erected Newgrange as a burial place for their chief, Dagda Mór, and his three sons.
Newgrange World Heritage Site
- The World Heritage Convention aims to promote cooperation among nations to protect heritage around the world
that is of such outstanding universal value that its conservation is important for current and future generations.
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre - starting point for all visits to Newgrange and Knowth.
Do not go directly to the monuments as you will not gain entry. Visitors are brought via shuttle bus to the monuments.
Description of Newgrange - by
Claire O'Kelly who worked on the excavation of Newgrange with her husband
Michael J. O'Kelly.
from The Sacred Island
by Martin Byrne. An excellent New Grange resource
which includes images, authoritative text and diagrams. Martin is an Artist and
Tour Guide based in Co. Sligo, in the North-west of Ireland.
Newgrange was re-discovered in 1699 when the land owner, Charles Campbell sent his
workers to remove stones from the mound. By good fortune they
began their excavation on the south west side and uncovered an engraved stone
- the lintel of the roofbox. Before long they uncovered the Entrance Stone,
and for the first time since the bronze age people entered the chamber of Newgrange.
Historical Mysteries by Sean Murphy. "Although
Newgrange in time became overgrown and obscured, the memory of the
monument appears to have survived in legend as Brú na Bóinne."
Boyne Valley Private Day Tour
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tours.
World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire.
Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland.