Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

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25/03/2014 22:13

Archaeology Above and Below

This conference which will take from 4 - 6th April 2014 in Roscommon, will focus on mobilising communities to embark on projects that can uncover and analyse monuments...
22/01/2014 19:29

New Heritage Maps

The Heritage Council has recently launched “Heritage Maps”. These maps bring together heritage data from government departments, state agencies and local authorities to...
05/01/2014 16:09

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A reminder that submissions of new material to the website are always very welcome. Details about submitting can be found on the "Submissions" page. Full credits will be...

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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.

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

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Gaulstown

by Lee O' Breasail

 

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Deelishmountain
 

 
This Cairn is located at the southern most end of the Comeragh mountains
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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

 

 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

March 2014

 USA,  China, Ukraine, Turkey, & Ireland

 

 

Website last updated

April 6th 2014

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 'Stumbled On'

Check out some recent finds

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Map of Waterford

showing major monuments

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