Category: Ireland

Five Stunning Irish Attractions Just Outside Of Dublin; Jared Ranahan; Forbes

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A wealth of charming attractions lie just beyond Dublin’s city limits.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Skellig Michael reopens for the first since to the public since Autumn 2019; Rita Crummy; RSVP Live

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Skellig Michael reopening delayed by 10 days due to bad weather; Ellen O’Riordan; Irish Times

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Poor sea conditions have delayed preparatory and safety works on world heritage site…

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Mystery Irish mega tomb older than Pyramids and Stone Henge divides scientists; Nina Lloyd; Daily Mirror

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Newgrange in Ireland’s County Meath is older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, dating back to around 3,200 BC…

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Mysterious Irish ‘mega tomb’ older than pyramids and Stonehenge baffles experts; Charlotte Edwards; Sun

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A MYSTERIOUS tomb just a few miles from Dublin is older than the Pyramids of Giza and continues to baffle scientists. Newgrange in Ireland’s historic County Meath is often overlooked when we think of ancient monuments but it’s just as strange and impressive.

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Skellig Michael to welcome back visitors on June 21; Anne Lucey; Irish Examiner

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Skellig Michael to welcome back visitors on June 21…

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A part of Ireland that is out of this world; entertainment.ie

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Breathtaking video released showcasing unique rugged beauty of Skellig Michael; Rachael O’Connor; The Irish Post

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Newgrange: The Winter Solstice; ireland.com

The winter solstice happens every year on 21 December. Nowhere is the celebration more dramatic than at the passage tomb of Newgrange, which predates the pyramids.

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A blast from the past: Boyne Valley; Ireland.com

A blast from the past: Boyne Valley

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The 5 best Skellig Islands tours, according to reviews; Jade Poleon; Ireland Before You Die

The Skellig Islands tours are one of the best Irish attractions for both foreign visitors and the Irish people themselves, so Jade Poleon has ranked the five best tours of the mystical islands according to reviews. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Skellig Michael and the Skellig Islands have always been a ‘wow’ factor for anyone visiting Ireland, and even for the Irish themselves.

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From mystical tombs to Samhain festivities – why Boyne Valley is the real home of Halloween; Irish Examiner

Sophie Goodall learns about Ireland’s brand-new Púca Festival, set to knock pumpkins off their pedestals.

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Why it’s Worth the Boat Trip to the Skellig Islands; Leigh McAdam; Hike Bike Travel

The Skellig Islands, a UNESCO site accessed by boat only 100 days/year are worth the crazy boat ride to see the gannet colony & the beehive huts…

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Immense timber structure found at ‘sacred’ Newgrange site during summer drought; Ronan McGreevy; Irish Times

Newgrange discoveries have ‘truly transformed’ our understanding of ancient site…

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Secrets of Ireland’s ancient passage tomb Knowth published free online; Irish Central

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world-renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, the Royal Irish Academy is publishing six books on the excavation, online, for free.

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The Last Jedi’s Monastic Retreat; Julia Blakely; Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

Ireland – Sceilg Mhichíl

 

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Skellig Michael by helicopter: A galaxy not so far away; Erin McCafferty; Independent

Ireland – Sceilg Mhichíl

It looks so peaceful from above. A giant, pointy, rock formation in varying hues of grey and green, rising majestically from the Atlantic.

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Rugged Irish islands contend with the Force; Wes Little; CNN

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Ireland – Sceilg Mhichíl

Thanks to the giant advertisement that is “Star Wars,” Ireland’s ruggedly beautiful Skellig Islands feel the Force of tourism.

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Newgrange: Ireland’s amazing feat of Stone Age engineering; Maureen O’Hare; CNN

Newgrange passage tomb is one of the earliest and greatest feats of solar alignment, built 1,000 years before Stonehenge. Viewers can see it by lottery only.

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Ancient tomb’s awesome astrological light show draws crowds; RT

Ireland – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne

An astounding display of astrological genius by the ancient Irish – best showcased by the once-a-year illumination of a giant prehistoric tomb – has been scuppered by bad weather.

The highly-anticipated 5,000-year-old sun ritual, which occurs annually on the shortest day of the year (December 21), sees a beam of light travel up the burial monument’s narrow passageway before lighting up its main chamber for 17 minutes.

However, the majesty of Newgrange – an engineering masterpiece and a focal point in Ireland’s rich tapestry of mythology – is still weather-dependent. Overcast skies and rain meant the light show never came to pass.

The Newgrange passage tomb in County Meath is one of Ireland’s greatest known historical monuments, and was due to take center stage on Wednesday.

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