Irish Guide to Passage Tombs and Brú na Bóinne - March 2018

By Maria O'Farrell Carr

inside Newgrange passage tomb

The last phase of the passage-tomb tradition in Ireland is represented by the complex known as Brú na Bóinne, which means the ‘palace’ or ‘mansion’ of the Boyne. The complex which is situated within a large bend on the River Boyne in County Meath, contains one of the world’s most important prehistoric landscapes. Dominated by the three well-known huge passage tombs, Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, Brú na Bóinne is one of the most significant archaeological complexes in terms of scale and density of monuments and the material evidence that accompanies them.

The largest single monument within the complex, Newgrange, is probably the best known passage tomb in the world. The large mound is approximately 80m in diameter and is surrounded at its base by a kerb of 97 stones. The mound covers a single tomb, which consists of a long passage and a cross-shaped chamber. The passage points to the southeast and is just less than 19 m long. The small opening or ‘roof box’ situated above the passage entrance allows a shaft of sunlight to enter the chamber at dawn on the winter solstice.

The Brú na Bóinne monuments, in particular Knowth, contain the largest assemblage of megalithic art in Western Europe. The construction of the complex commenced some time around 3300-2900 BC. The construction of these monuments represent the high-point of passage-tomb culture in Ireland, displaying a sophisticated knowledge of architecture, engineering, astronomy and artistic endeavour. These impressive monuments indicate a highly organised and settled society with highly complex rituals and ceremonies surrounding the treatment of the dead and contact with the ancestors.

The ‘Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne’ was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993 for representing a masterpiece of human creative genius and bearing an exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or civilisation which illustrates a significant stage in human history.

 

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Maria O'Farrell CarrMaria's Bio: Maria is a gifted healer, intuitive and medical intuitive from Ireland. She carries a vast wealth of experience from a life of passionate exploration of the profound healing and ancient Irish intuitive gifts she inherited from her mother and going back to her grandmothers, two great uncles who were well known healers of the sick and even as far back as her great, great, great, grandfather (b. 1837) who was known as the Irish Healer of Animals. Her depth of knowledge and wisdom comes from her deep study and relentless research. Maria offers Celtic Intuitive & Angel Card Reading thru Skype or phone to any were in the world. Maria grew up in Ireland and has travelled to over 16 countries and visited 245 cities. She has lived and travelled to Australia, Canada, North and South America, Europe and many places around the world. Maria has lived in the Okanagan, BC, Canada for years. She now lives part-time also back home in Ireland in the Spring and Autumn. Maria is the founder and publisher of 'OK In Health eMagazine' and Web site since 2014. www.OKinHealth.com is a beam of light in the wellness community. Maria was awarded the 2008 SOWINS, Women Up Front and Centre - Health & Wellness Award for her work on OK In Health eMagazine and the community. Over the years she has also worked as an Event Organizer and brought instructors to the Okanagan from all over the world. Maria was also involved at the grass root level in bringing in Dr Deepak Chopra. Gregg Braden and Dr. Wayne Dyer to the Okanagan valley. Maria has a wealth of experience in travel, as a healer and in events organizing. Maria hosts a weekly Health Column in 5 Okanagan newspapers. In 2013, Maria brought 30 people to Ireland for the 14 day Celtic Angel Ireland Tour and since then brings two tours over to Ireland each year. Maria has published two books on Sacred Ireland and is working on her third book. Maria continues to enjoy studying, travelling, offering sessions, working on OK In Health eMagazine, loving life in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and the Sacred Ireland Tours. - Maria O'Farrell Carr Website - Email


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