Dowth Information Sheet

Posted on 23 August 2011

This is a copy of the sign at Newgrange showing the site during the early Bronze Age (2500BC), when a large wooden enclosure was constructed beside the mound which was no longer in use.

The Woodhenge/Pit Circle at Newgrange

Posted on 23 August 2011

This is a copy of the sign at Newgrange showing the site during the early Bronze Age (2500BC), when a large wooden enclosure was constructed beside the mound which was no longer in use.

The Early Christian Ditch at Knowth

Posted on 23 August 2011

This is a copy of the sign at Knowth showing the great mound during the early Christian era (450AD) as Knowth was transformed into a massive defended site, where two huge ditches were dug, one at the base of the mound, the other near the top.

Winter Solstice Sign at Newgrange

Posted on 23 August 2011

This is a copy of the sign at Newgrange showing a cross-section of the passage and chamber at Newgrange being illuminated by the rising sun on the Winter Solstice.

Education Pack for Senior Cycle - History of Art - Brú na Bóinne

Posted on 23 August 2011

This Educational Pack was designed by the Guides at Brú na Bóinne to assist teachers and students working for the Leaving Cert. It may also be useful for Primary school teachers and students.

Education Pack for Junior Certificate History - Brú na Bóinne

Posted on 23 August 2011

This Educational Pack was designed by the Guides at Brú na Bóinne to assist teachers and students working for the Junior Cert. It may also be useful for Primary school teachers and students.

Primary school worksheet for Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre

Posted on 23 August 2011

Skellig Michael Excavations

Sceilg Mhichíl, Co. Kerry: The Monastery and South Peak. Archaeological stratigraphic report: excavations 1986—2010

Posted on 1 June 2011

This report is the full account of all the archaeological works carried out within the monastery and South Peak structures. It contains stratigraphic details with supporting plans, sections and photographs; a finds catalogue with descriptions and interpretations by relevant specialists; the raw data and results of palaeoenvironmental analyses and the osteoarchaeological analyses of human remains; a full account of the faunal remains; and the radiocarbon dates. The report concludes with an interim statement of the site’s significance. The purpose of this report is to make available the details of the archaeological works undertaken to date, in advance of the planned multidisciplinary publication programme.

Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Property Research Framework

Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Property Research Framework, 2009

Posted on 1 June 2009

The Bend of the Boyne, or Brú na Bóinne, has been an important ritual, social and economic centre for thousands of years. Internationally renowned for its elaborate Neolithic passage tombs, and containing the largest assemblage of megalithic art in Europe, its universal value was recognised in 1993 when it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Property, only one of three on the island of Ireland. In 2009 The Heritage Council, in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, published a research framework for Brú na Bóinne re-assessing key priorities and looking at where future research should be directed.

Skellig Management Plan

Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property Management Plan, 2008 — 2018

Posted on 1 June 2008

This Management Plan has been developed to protect and preserve Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property (WHS), also known as Great Skellig. The plan addresses cultural and natural heritage issues in an integrated manner. It has been produced by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DOEHLG), Ireland, in conjunction with the Office of Public Works (OPW), and has been developed in consultation with local interest groups, non-governmental organisations and other interested parties. The area covered by the plan is the island of Sceilg Mhichíl, with the exception of the lower (working) lighthouse and its curtilage and the helipad area and its adjacent store.

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