Oisin & S. Patrick

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‘It wus in the days of Oisin,  an’ Patrick was sore tormented for iverything that he’d be buildin’ on the Brague wud be down in the mornin’. 

An’ Oisin wus jist back from the lan’ of niver die, where he might have been livin’ still, only that he liked Ireland better.   An’ that’s that.



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Originally posted 2004-03-12 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bru na Boinne

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For me it is frankly inconceivable that tourists to Ireland would pass up the chance to visit Br


The photograph shows Newgrange where the first rays penetrate deep within to the very basin stone that was the last resting place of the great leaders of that ancient society. The great mound covers a single tomb consisting of a long passage and a cross-shaped chamber. At 5,000 years old its construction pre-dates the pyramids of Egypt. 

The Guided Tour brings you also to the nearby Knowth and Dowth. At Knowth for example, within the mound a specially-designed room allows visitors to see down the eastern passage. The room’s main focus is a huge ditch built in the early Christian era. There are many souterrains and the surviving foundations of an Early Christian house. There are of course, examples of Neolithic artwork. Ceremony and settlement existed at Br

Sligh Miodluachra

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Five great roads emanated from the Hill of Tara in Meath (once again in the news as Bertie’s government controversially determines to drive a motorway through the vicinity!) to the rest of Ireland.   The northern-bound road, the Slighe Miodluachra, meaning the way of the middle rushy place, was well-named certainly as it traversed the Gap of the North at the townlands of Carrickbroad (the robber’s rock) and Edenappa.  This is the location of Kilnasaggart.
 

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