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... the sun on solar eclipse. Passing through a low, narrow entry lined by carved standing stones. "Modern" graffiti from early 1800's etched into the rock next to Neolithic carvings of spirals, triangles and waves.
There are 40 other satellite tombs in the area.
... Saint John in Dublin. Next stop involved Trim Castle, where we spent close to two hours just photographing and exploring the grounds. This castle's keep was at least 70 metres high, and was still in excellent condition. Unfortunately, the last tour had left for the day, so we were unable to look inside. The Hill of Tara was next up. The monument stands over a ...
... concentration of Neolithic era art, with approximately one third of artisitic works dated to that era in Europe found around the site. Most of those are now in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, but the abstractly carved “kerb stones” surrounding the circular mound structures are original. Newgrange is probably even more impressive, and the tour there does include a visit into the passageway to the small chamber near its center, perhaps used as a tomb ...
... famous for constructing the Titanic) and the George Best Domestic Airport. Our next stop was at the Ulster Folk Museum where we were hoping to find a place for morning tea. We arrived at around 10.30am to a fairly empty car park; however we now know that much of Ireland isn't up and about much before lunch time. Being Sunday, we also presumed people were attending to religious matters in the morning. The Ulster Folk Museum is a recreation (of sorts) ...
... nieces and nephews will get a kick out of that symmetry. The museum boasts exhibits representing the last 9000 years of history. Although to be honest the first one was about geology (snooze) it was interesting but it didn't really grab me. They had timelines running through the centuries showing major events in Ireland's (mainly northern Ireland) history. Maybe that was the problem. Brief mentions of events without ...