Amazing megalithic art carved on the underside of the roof stone in the east
recess off the main chamber inside the mound at Newgrange.
Another view of the megalithic art carved on the roof stone of the east recess off the main chamber inside the mound at Newgrange.
Unfortunately the slab has cracked and two sections have moved slightly out of alignment.
View of the corbelled roof over the chamber inside the mound at Newgrange,
the final roof slab is 12 ft (3.6m) above the floor.
Lozenge design on the corbel beneath the roof stone of the
east recess is similar to the megalithic art at Fourknocks
Stone basin in the right hand recess off the main chamber inside the mound at Newgrange.
Spiral symbols at the back of the west recess off the main chamber.
Corbel on the south side of the west recess, similar to the patterns at
Roof slab over opening to passage from the chamber at Newgrange.
Corbel at back of east recess.
A view of the entrance from the floor of the chamber, the passage rises
6ft (2m) from the entrance so that the roofbox
is lined up with the chamber.
The tri-spiral design (above) on orthostat C10 in the north recess at the
back 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
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
This interesting symbol (left) from the side stone of the west recess looks like a representation of a
fern or maybe a sheaf of wheat.
from the interior of New Grange.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433