Newgrange: A Neolithic Wonder in Ireland
Spent the day exploring Newgrange in Ireland.
Ireland is full of many ancient wonders, which hold the secrets of a bygone era shrouded with mystery and unknown belief.
From the Stone Age people to the Celts, the lands of Ireland truly are a wonder and magical place. One of these magical and historical places is called Newgrange.
If you have never heard of Newgrange, it’s a giant neolithic monument in the Boyne Valley in the Republic of Ireland; a couple of hours north of Dublin. It’s an easy enough place to find if you drive yourself there, or if you don’t have a car; there are a lot of tour groups who go to Newgrange on a regular basis, which leave out of Dublin.
The monument itself, has been theorised by archaeologists, to be either a passage tomb or place of worship. Unfortunately, there has not been enough evidence to prove what the monument was used for, or who it was built be. And like most of our ancient past, it is all just speculation, until its mystery is solved. If ever.
Similiar to that of Stonehenge, the air here is charged with a strange energy, which makes you wonder whether the apparent tomb really was a passageway to another world. I guess we will never know.
If you’re ever visiting Dublin, I highly recommend a visit to Newgrange. Not only is the monument incredible to see with your own eyes, but to see the Boyne Valley is another amazing sight in itself.
It was such a relaxing day learning about the area, whilst exploring the inside passageways of the tomb itself and enjoying the sunshine outside whilst wandering through the breathtaking grounds of Newgrange. The staff are super friendly and most informative about the area, which added to the experience of out visit.
We weren’t allowed to take photos inside the monument, so I downloaded a few online for you, so you can see what it’s like inside:
J S Dunn
You’re very welcome, TravelBug !
J S Dunn
Before readers go: read about late neolithic Ireland and the first gold rush there! Bending The Boyne, 2200 BCE. Marauders with long bronze knives arrive on Eriu seeking copper and gold, disrupting the peaceful starwatchers at the Boyne mounds. Cultures eventually clash. —
This works reflects extensive research and travel by the author over a decade along coasts of Spain, Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Orkney and several years living in Ireland! Quality print, audio, and digital via Kobo, Amazon, irishbooksdirect.ie. See the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BendingTheBoyne/
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