Author: Howard

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="500"] The Proleek Dolmen, Co. Louth, 1968[/caption] 1. The Archaeology 2. The Proleek Dolmen 3. Caherconree 4. Newgrange 5. Drombeg Stone Circle 6. Rostellan Dolmen (“The Pursuit of...

Seven Wonders of Fore 1The "information boards" in the VR tour feature some photographs not made by the author. Links are provided here for the sources:...

Magh Adhair 1'Donovan, John, and Eugene O'Curry. Letters Containing Information Relative to the Antiquities of the County of Clare, Collected during the Progress of the Ordnance...

Gallarus Oratory 1Harbison, Peter. Pilgrimage in Ireland: the Monuments and the People. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Univ., 1992. 77, 182. The journal Archaeology Ireland suggests a more humorous...

Aghade Holed Stone 1Cross, Tom Peete, and Clark Harris Slover. Ancient Irish Tales. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1936. 514-17. Original from Book of Ballymote (Leabhar...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]  Gleann Cholm Cille (Glencolumcille) — An Turas — The Journey "The stories preserve the enchanted landscape; the well and...

Ballymascanlon House, Co. Louth This site may be unique in Ireland as the only ancient monument likely to hide a golf ball hit into the rough....

Of the Hills in Ireland where legends speak of a celebrated gathering several have seen a modern attempt at reviving the practice without any enduring...