Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

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Welcome

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.

The website welcomes participation in the form of contributions and feedback.

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

 

 Standing Stones

 

Poetry by Simon Kewin

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Waterford's Only Court Tomb

 

 

Ballinamona Lower

Read about

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Carrigeen Standing Stone

by Oona Tully

 

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The Standing Stones of Waterford

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Ballyquin Portal Tomb
 

This monument is delightfully situated next to a quiet stream ..  more

 

Tallest Stone

 
 

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

 

 Monument Guide

Types of Monument on this website

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The White Lady, Ballymacaw

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 Top 5  visiting countries to Prehistoric Waterford

Sept 2014

Netherlands,  China, USA, Ukraine & Ireland

 

 

Website last updated

Oct 4th - 2014

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 'Stumbled On'

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Map of Waterford

showing major monuments

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