Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments


17/12/2014 16:14

Winter Solstice At Knockroe

Each year on December 21st people gather at Knockroe Passage Tomb in neighbouring county Kilkenny to witness the Winter Solstice sunset. While the passage tomb here may not...
18/04/2014 19:28

Visit Heritage Sites For Free

The Office of Public Works is pleased to announce that on the first Wednesday of every month all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continueto offer FREE ADMISSION to...

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The county of Waterford, situated in the south-east of Ireland, is rich in ancient Megalithic monuments. 

Prehistoric Waterford documents these early structures which are thousands of years old, most of which date back to the Neolithic period (4500-2500 BC). The monuments form a remarkable collection of  intriguing architectural symbols, that stand as testaments to our forefather's way of life, their customs and beliefs and their quest for knowledge.

From a distant age of spirits and gods, they have bestowed on us a lasting legacy of reminders of a past society who sought to understand the eternal mysteries of life on earth and the hereafter.

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Thank you for visiting and hoping that you will enjoy your prehistoric journey through the county.


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Waterford's Only Court Tomb



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Carrigeen Standing Stone

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Ballyquin Portal Tomb

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Tallest Stone


Waterford's  tallest standing stone is  located 5 km from Tramore. The impressive stone measures 3.7m in height. See it  Here


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Nov 2014

Netherlands, USA, China, Ukraine & Germany


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Dec 17th - 2014




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Map of Waterford

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