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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Archaeological sites in County Meath, Castles in County Meath, Museums in County Meath, National Monuments in County Meath, Sports venues in County Meath, Slane, Newgrange, Slane Concert, Hill of Tara, List of National Monumen Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Archaeological sites in County Meath, Castles in County Meath, Museums in County Meath, National Monuments in County Meath, Sports venues in County Meath, Slane, Newgrange, Slane Concert, Hill of Tara, List of National Monuments in County Meath, Trim Castle, Knowth, Laytown, St. Mary's Abbey, Trim, Lia Fail, Dunsany Castle and Demesne, Bru na Boinne, Dowth, Loughcrew, Trim Cathedral, River Boyne, Abbey of Kells, Boyne River Bridge, Slane Castle, Clonycavan Man, Mound of the Hostages, Loch Gabhair, Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre, Pairc Tailteann, Bective Abbey, Hill of Ward, Telltown, Monknewton, Dardistown Castle, Durhamstown Castle, Newgrange cursus, Funtasia, St. Erc's Hermitage. Excerpt: Newgrange (Irish: ) is a prehistoric monument located in County Meath, on the eastern side of Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built between circa 3100 and 2900 BC, during the Neolithic period. There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it has been speculated that it had some form of religious significance because it is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice, which floods the stone room with light. It is in fact just one monument within the Neolithic Bru na Boinne complex, alongside the similar passage tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth, and as such is a part of the Bru na Boinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. Newgrange also shares many similarities with other Neolithic constructions around Western Europe, such as Maeshowe tomb in Orkney, Scotland and the Bryn Celli Ddu site in Wales. After its initial use, the entrance to Newgrange was sealed and it remained closed for several millennia, subsequently gaining several associations in local folklore and mythology. It first began to be studied as a prehistoric monument by antiquarians in the seventeenth century AD, and over subsequen...


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Archaeological sites in County Meath, Castles in County Meath, Museums in County Meath, National Monuments in County Meath, Sports venues in County Meath, Slane, Newgrange, Slane Concert, Hill of Tara, List of National Monumen Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Archaeological sites in County Meath, Castles in County Meath, Museums in County Meath, National Monuments in County Meath, Sports venues in County Meath, Slane, Newgrange, Slane Concert, Hill of Tara, List of National Monuments in County Meath, Trim Castle, Knowth, Laytown, St. Mary's Abbey, Trim, Lia Fail, Dunsany Castle and Demesne, Bru na Boinne, Dowth, Loughcrew, Trim Cathedral, River Boyne, Abbey of Kells, Boyne River Bridge, Slane Castle, Clonycavan Man, Mound of the Hostages, Loch Gabhair, Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre, Pairc Tailteann, Bective Abbey, Hill of Ward, Telltown, Monknewton, Dardistown Castle, Durhamstown Castle, Newgrange cursus, Funtasia, St. Erc's Hermitage. Excerpt: Newgrange (Irish: ) is a prehistoric monument located in County Meath, on the eastern side of Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built between circa 3100 and 2900 BC, during the Neolithic period. There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it has been speculated that it had some form of religious significance because it is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice, which floods the stone room with light. It is in fact just one monument within the Neolithic Bru na Boinne complex, alongside the similar passage tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth, and as such is a part of the Bru na Boinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. Newgrange also shares many similarities with other Neolithic constructions around Western Europe, such as Maeshowe tomb in Orkney, Scotland and the Bryn Celli Ddu site in Wales. After its initial use, the entrance to Newgrange was sealed and it remained closed for several millennia, subsequently gaining several associations in local folklore and mythology. It first began to be studied as a prehistoric monument by antiquarians in the seventeenth century AD, and over subsequen...

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