Tag Archives: neolithic art

An end to darkness

I should have known really… the folklore, like a haddock to the face once you spot it, TELLS you!! But I wasn’t listening, and had to go the long way around… like 10 years searching up hill and down bleedin’ … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Tour – Part IV

Nowth Part of the Disney package, so rush, rush, rush. Unfortunately, in order to visit, you must have first toured Newgrange. Otherwise, I’d strongly advise skipping that and heading here for the entire day / five days / however long … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Tour – Part III

Newgrange The Disney-face of Neolithic Ireland. It would have been rude not to pop in, since we were in the area anyway… Be prepared for disappointment, however. Whilst the organisation of the millions of visitors who come each year to … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Tour – Part II

Dowth Sadly, Dowth, “The House of Darkness”, is no longer accessible. A botched attempt at opening the tomb in the 19th century left it with a massive bowl on top, and the entire structure is apparently unstable. Nevertheless, the approach … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Tour – Part I

This summer we found ourselves, in the unexpected sunshine of Ireland, exploring the megalithic wonders of the Boyne Valley. Never content with tour guides and their half-baked stories of the why and what of a thing, we went off-piste as … Continue reading

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