Category Archives: Ireland
Ireland: Top 5 spectacular must-sees — and virtual ways to experience them all; Jackie Burrell; East Bay Times
From the Cliffs of Moher to Skellig Michael, these are some of Ireland’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Plus five drone videos so you can glimpse them from home.
Breathtaking video released showcasing unique rugged beauty of Skellig Michael; Rachael O’Connor; The Irish Post
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.
Source: Newgrange: The Winter Solstice
A blast from the past: Boyne Valley
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
It looks so peaceful from above. A giant, pointy, rock formation in varying hues of grey and green, rising majestically from the Atlantic.
Thanks to the giant advertisement that is “Star Wars,” Ireland’s ruggedly beautiful Skellig Islands feel the Force of tourism.
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.
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.