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excavation of a neolithic burial mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny

M. FitzG Ryan

excavation of a neolithic burial mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny

by M. FitzG Ryan

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Published by Royal Irish Academy in Dublin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mounds -- Ireland -- Kilkenny (County).,
  • Kilkenny (Ireland : County) -- Antiquities.,
  • Ireland -- Antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M. FitzG. Ryan.
    SeriesProceedings of the Royal Irish Academy -- vol. 73, section C, no. 4, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy -- v. 73, section C, no 4.
    ContributionsMoody, T. W. 1907-1984 former owner.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 107-127, [3] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20268135M

    Jerpoint Abbey An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century that is notable for its stone carvings, including one at the tomb of Location: Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. SECTION 5: MEGALITHIC TOMBS / NEOLITHIC BURIAL PRACTICES Megalithic (from the Greek megas: great, lithos: stone) tombs date mainly to the fourth and third millennia BC (c. BC), at the time of the Neolithic Period in site function was undoubtedly various and reflected the eschatological beliefs of the community that constructed the monuments.

    Of about graveyards in Co. Kilkenny, the Archaeological Society hold about collected since the s. About 70 of them have been digitized already and are available as pdf-files. Those were digitized by the archiving volunteers between and with the aid of funding from Kilkenny County Council. Estimates of the woodlands in County Kilkenny include the Forest Inventory Linkardstown-type Cists, excavated at Jerpoint West. These are late Neolithic and before the single-grave rite of the Bronze Age. A Neolithic house was The excavation of a Neolithic burial mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny.

    Excavation Of A 19th Century Shipwreck Victim, Hook Head, Co. Wexford. In Kilkenny Archaeology carried out an archaeological excavation for the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government of an isolated human skeleton which had been eroding into the sea near the lighthouse at Hook Head, Wexford. The burial was that of a 5. County Kilkenny. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.


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Excavation of a neolithic burial mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny by M. FitzG Ryan Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE EXCAVATION OF A NEOLITHIC BURIAL MOUND AT JERPOINT WEST, CO. KILKENNY By M. FitzG. Ryan National Museum, Dublin (Communicated by J. Raftery, m.r.i.a.) Plates LI?IV [Received, 20 September, Read, 12 February, Published, 16 July, ] Abstract The monument at Jerpoint West consisted of a circular mound approxi.

County Kilkenny (Irish: Contae Chill Chainnigh) is a county in is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East is named after the city of Kilkenny. Kilkenny County Council is the local authority for the county. As of the census the population of the county The county was based on the historic Gaelic kingdom of Ossory (Osraighe), which was co Area rank: 16th.

Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. History. Located on the banks of the River Arrigle about 2km from Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Jerpoint Abbey was founded in In Medieval times there was a town of Jerpoint but this had fallen into ruin by the seventeenth century.

Jerpoint Abbey is regarded as one of the most interesting Cistercian ruins in Ireland. Jerpoint west Linkardstown cist burial (from The Excavation of a Neolithic Burial Mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny) This site, which was not marked on the 0.S. maps of the area, was discovered in when the landowner decided to tip the mound into a adjacent quarry in order to minimise the danger to his : Oldeuropeanculture.

Discover Jerpoint Abbey in Kilkenny, Ireland: This ancient Irish religious site is covered in ancient carvings, many of which have barely aged. The excavation of a burial tumulus near Bunbrosna, Co.

Westmeath, (VI, April ) Wood, Herbert: The muniments of Edmond de Mortimer, third earl of. County Kilkenny is comparably low compared to other mountain ranges in Ireland with the county top being Brandon Hill, at 1, ft above sea majority of the rest of the county is hilly except for the centre, just south of the city of Kilkenny, which is comparably lower than the are highlands in the North-East, the North-West and in the South of the seat: Kilkenny.

The Neolithic tombs of Northwestern Europe, particularly Ireland, were built by the Neolithic (New Stone Age) people in the period - BC. There are four main types: Passage graves; Court cairns; Standing Stones; All these types of tomb were built from large slabs of rock which were uncut or worked only slightly.

In each case, there was a "doorway" made from two large stones facing. Near the site marked on the map is a boulder-burial, and near it a well. ~ km W of New Ross and about km NE of Mullinavat in Ballyvatheen (S ) is a fine standing-stone over metres tall, tapering at the bottom (presumably due to erosion) where it is only 25 cms thick.

A NEOLITHIC BURIAL MOUND AT BALLINTRUER MORE, CO. WICKLOW Joseph Raftery On receipt of a telephone call from Supt. McGing, Garda Siochana, Baltinglass, reporting the discovery of a stone-lined grave near Stratford-on Slaney, Co. Wicklow, the writer proceeded from the National Museum to in vestigate the matter.

Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown: See reviews, articles, and photos of Jerpoint Abbey, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 11 attractions in Thomastown/5(). County Kilkenny (Irish: Contae Chill Chainnigh) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East is named after the city of Kilkenny.

Kilkenny County Council is the local authority for the county. As of the census the population of the county The county was based on the historic Gaelic kingdom of Ossory (Osraighe), which was co. : Archaeological Excavations at Tullahedy, County Tipperary: Neolithic Settlement in North Munster (): Hilary Kelleher, Rose Cleary: Books5/5(1).

Jerpoint west Linkardstown cist burial (from The Excavation of a Neolithic Burial Mound at Jerpoint West, Co. Kilkenny) This site, which was not marked on the 0.S. maps of the area, was discovered in when the landowner decided to tip the mound into a adjacent quarry in order to minimise the danger to his livestock.

There are s ancient megalithic and Neolithic sites across the British Isles and Ireland, from burial chambers, to stone circles and former dwellings of ancient societies.

Ireland's most prominent Neolithic site is Newgrange an ancient passage tomb, dating back nearly 5, years, predating the Egyptian pyramids by 6 centuries. Publications. Selected Publications. Peer Reviewed Books. Ó Drisceoil, J. Bradley and M.

Potterton (eds),William Marshal and Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin. Ó Drisceoil and A. Walsh, forthcomingExcavations on the Black Pig’s Dyke, Aghareagh West, Co Monaghan, Wordwell, Bray.

Ó Drisceoil and E. Devine, forthcomingExcavation of a fourteenth century pottery. Jerpoint West, Co Kilkenny, indicate the presence of below ground archaeology. The remains of two circular enclosures and what look like fi eld boundaries can be seen in the crop as unripe growth (The Heritage Council).

The medieval church at Moy More, Co Clare. It is important to keep livestock. Newgrange Excavation Report Critique by Alan Marshall Newgrange: Archaeology, Art and Legend by Michael, J, O’Kelly. Summary of excavations at Newgrange This monograph details excavations of at the Neolithic chambered passage tomb of Newgrange, Co.

Meath, Ireland. Posted by Colm Posted on Aug 1 Comment on Orkney excavation reveals stunning Neolithic site Aerial view of Ness of Brodgar (by Sigurd Towrie) Ongoing archaeological excavations, by Nick Card of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), have revealed the remains of a stunning Neolithic site at the Ness of Brodgar, in Orkney.

County Kilkenny is comparably low compared to other mountain ranges in Ireland with the highest peak being Brandon Hill (Irish: Cnoc Bhréanail), at metres (1, ft) above sea majority of rest of the county is hilly except for the centre of the County, just south of the city of Kilkenny, which is comparably lower than the rest of the county.

A Timeline of Irish Archaeology (see image below), and excavation here revealed a number of skeletons, one of which had a violent death as a flint arrowhead was found embedded in its leg.

The third class of megalithic tomb, the passage tomb, is by far the most impressive. The final burial monument of the Neolithic, the wedge tomb, was.Situated: Very Easy. From Kilkenny take the R south to Thomastown. Then take the R south. Jerpoint abbey is 2 kilometres down here on your left. Heritage card accepted.

Discovery Map S Last visit March Longitude: 7° 9' 29 " W. Latitude: 52° 30' 40" N. Google Map. Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.The graves of the burial-ground are all set into a rather large mound, metres high and about 40 metres in diameter: possibly a passage-tomb that the cupmarked stone came from or was set up on.

Set into the wall by the gate there are some 'Clonmacnoise-style' decorated cross-slabs of the?11th century, and a Tau or T-cross.