New Grange Passage and Chamber

The chamber and passage at New Grange
The chamber and passage at New Grange seen from the end recess. Photograph by the OPW is used on the front cover of the book New Grange - Archaeology, Art and Legend by Michael J. O'Kelly

New Grange Passage   New Grange Chamber
New Grange passage looking towards the chamber and the east recess to the right of the chamber. Photographs by Paul Brooker.

Photographs from MythicalIreland.com

Corbelled roof over the chamber inside New Grange   Triple Spiral
Corbelled roof over the chamber at New Grange and the world famous triple-spiral.

Photographs by Jorge Tutor

New Grange - West recess off the main chamber
West recess (left hand side) off the main chamber.

New Grange - Roof stone in the east recess off the main chamber
Roof stone in the east recess (right hand side) off the main chamber in New Grange.

New Grange tri-spiral

The tri-spiral design on orthostat C10 in the back recess of the chamber at New Grange is probably the most famous Irish Megalithic symbol. The design is often called a triple spiral; however archaeologists call it the three-spiral stone.

The tri-spiral is often referred to as a Celtic design, however it was carved about 2500 years before the Celts reached Ireland.

The tri-spiral design is quite small in size at 30x28cm (12x11 inches) which is less than one-third the size of the similar design on the entrance stone.

New Grange Entrance Stone
 

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