Home  

Hills and Passage tombs


Tara Hill

A hill that doesn't say anything if one doesn't know what is the great meaning of these green meadows. Three little roads leading to them Buses and cars finding their place at the edge of the road, and tourists in short trousers spreading on the green hills - no stone monuments, nothing to touch. All monuments once were from wood and nothings remains only earth work.

This is the holiest place of Ireland. Here the druids had their headquarter, the high kings their seat and the life of the island was hold in this place. Myth and magic was spreading from this place and the people of Ireland knew their leaders here.

... more

upward


Brù na Bòinne

One of the biggest monuments in Ireland an the middle of hills at the shore of the Boyne-river. This large structure has more than 5.000 years and is older then Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt. It shows that our ancestors were already great architects with a big knowledge about astronomy and statics. And they already knew how to give their people a place where they belonged.

In the complex there is also included Knowth und Dowth, also passage tombs of the stone age.

... more

upward


Slane Hill

On the hill of Slane, half a kilometre out of the homonymous village, the legend says that Saint Patrick has lit the Easter fire here in 433.

Later here was built a small abbey from which there are only some remains. Not far from here and visible from the hill there is the Slane Castle, owned by des Lord Conyngham.

... more

upward


Loughcrew Hill

Similar to Brù na Bòinne they are nearly unknown and much less overcrowded than Newgrange but not less interesting. Over 5.000 years old one has all the time to explore the site in an proper way without guides to hurry after. The view from these hills are great, especially in the early mornings when the fogs are still lying over the land and the sun is bathing them in a pink light.

These 'witch-hills' are the highest point in County Meath and the eye catches 14 counties - that's what they say.

... more

upward


Skryne Hill

The hill of Skryne is situated in the homonymous village between Dunshaughlin and Navan near to the N3. The hill is a little bit higher than the hill of Tara and one can see it already from far away. Once in this church they preserved the screen of Saint Columcille From above the bell-tower there is a large view into the country-side.

... more

upward


Ward Hill

On the hill of Ward there was once a fort in the iron age and it was seat of the high kings. It was also the place where to celebrate the feast of 'Samhain', an Celtic celebration on 1st November which was celebrated publicly till 1168. Nearby there is Rathcairn, a Celtic community where one can have lessons in Irish, dancing, music and crafts.

upward

   •Castles
   Towers
   Abbeys
   •Hills
      •Tara
      •Brù nà Bòinne
      •Slane
      •Loughcrew
      •Skryne
      •Ward
   •Museums
   •Giants Causeway

Sheep-travel
   info@sheep-travel.com
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2007-2013© sheep-travel.com