Discover The megaliths Ireland

Megalith art is very present in the island. Close to a thousand stone monuments adorned with spiral-shaped, round, or diamond-shaped designs can be found in the country. It is Sligo county in Deer Park, for instance, that has the most tumulus accumulation of stones and earth forming above the graves.

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    The megaliths of Ireland

    Ireland is very rich with megalithic monuments, which can be found all over the country. This dolman in Drombeg, County Cork, is known as the Druid's Altar.

    © Richard Semik / 123RF
  • A stele in Ireland, The megaliths, Arts and culture, Ireland
    A stele in Ireland

    The traces of the past scattered throughout the island often consist of a very hard and solid metamorphic rock

    © Richard Semik / 123RF
  • Dolmen in Ireland, The megaliths, Arts and culture, Ireland
    Dolmen in Ireland

    Dolmen are a type of prehistoric megalithic tomb: most of them date back to the Neolithic period.

    © Patryk Ko?mider / 123RF
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    The Knowth Cairn, Ireland

    More than three thousand years old, the Knowth Cairn is the largest of Brú na Bóinne: the site home to a tomb dating back to the Neolithic age.

    © Richard Semik / age fotostock;
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    Engravings on the stone of a dolmen, Ireland

    Engravings on the stone are often, as here, unexpectedly refined

    © ZOONAR GMBH LBRF / age fotostock
  • The megaliths , Relics of the past , Ireland
    Relics of the past

    A splendid image of a monolith in the light of the setting sun

    © The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock
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