Prehistoric Ireland in Photos

Prehistoric Ireland in Photos. In  case you didn’t know it already, Irish are running a photography competition for the month of July. So far there has been an amazing response and the standard of entries has been fantastic.  Below are just a small selection of these photos, with an emphasis on prehistoric sites. The competition runs until the 31st of July, so don’t be afraid to enter.  All of the images used in this blog post are copyright of the respective photographers, please respect this.


‘Winter solstice 2007, view from Newgrange’. Photo by Fionnuala Parnell

Poulnabrone portal tomb co clare ireland

‘Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, Co. Clare , Ireland’. Photo by Tracey Donnelly 

ardgroom stone circle

‘Ardgroom Stone Circle, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork’. Photo by Kelli Ann Malone

prehistoric rock art donegal‘Prehistoric rock art, Inishowen, Co. Donegal’. Photo by Bauke Roof

Drombeg Circle, West Cork, Ireland

‘Drombeg Stone Circle, West Cork, Ireland’. Photo by Sara McLain

Knowth pillars‘Pillars of Knowth’. Photo by Mary Hartfelder

Castlestrange Stone

‘Castlestrange Stone – An Iron Age La Téne stone located near the village of Athleague in Co. Roscommon, the lesser known brother of the Turoe Stone’. Photo by Gary Dempsey

Newgrange 1

 Looking towards Newgrange from the top of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Dowth, Co. Meath. Photo by Graham Harkness

rock art inishowen‘Prehistoric rock art, Inishowen, Co. Donegal’. Photo by Bauke Roof

Knowth passageThe passageway into the Neolithic tomb at Knowth, Co. Meath. Photo by John Leonard

Med Emma Nordin vid Loughcrew

‘Trapped on loose stones’, Cairn T Loughcrew, Co. Meath. The sheep somehow managed to get inside of the fencing of the site and was standing on the cairn’. Photo by Emilie Gustafsson

Cloghannagorp.‘Cloghannagorp – The Stone of the Corpses – A possible court tomb at Rathcroghan, Co. Roscomon hinting at the early pre-historic use of this important ritual landscape in the west of Ireland’. Photo by Gary Dempsey

Boa island figure

‘Boa Island cult figure, Co. Fermanagh’. Photo by Rob Vance 

Baurnadomeeny wedge tomb, Tipperary

‘Baurnadomeeny Wedge Tomb, near Rear Cross, County Tipperary’. Photo by Wendy Fox Dial

Knocknarea, Co. Sligo

‘The sun setting over Queen Maeve’s tomb on Knocknarea, Co. Sligo’. Photo by Val Robus


Carrowmore megalithic cemetery

‘A tomb at the Carrowmore megalithic cemetery, Co. Sligo with Knocknarea mountain in the background’. Photo by Val Robus















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