Newgrange Links

New-Grange Site B Newgrange from Mythical Ireland 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.

Winter Solstice Sun receding down the passage of New Grange. Newgrange 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 local landlord, Charles Campbell set his workers removing stones from a convienient mound on his land. 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.

Newgrange Front View
Newgrange Front View, more images...

Newgrange Side View
Newgrange Side View, more images...

Newgrange Standing Stone
Newgrange Standing Stone, more images...

Newgrange Kerbstone K1
Newgrange Kerbstones

Boyne Valley Private Day Tours

Boyne Valley 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  More ...