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Next (Virtual) Meeting:

Friday, August 13

7:00 PM (Mountain Time)

A Newgrange:

Neolithic Complex of Treasures

The amazing Dr. Maya Sutton will be visiting us virtually (she spoke to us by Zoom on “Celtic Animals” last year) and sharing with us the latest research on the ancient site of Newgrange in Co. Meath. As Maya puts it:

Newgrange in Ireland is a magnificent huge stone and turf mound built 5,200 years ago. Its long interior passage “awakens” at the winter solstice sunrise. Archaeologists now grasp that Newgrange is the centerpiece of a complex of Neolithic treasures. In 2018, another large mound was unearthed nearby, its megaliths highly decorated with 5,000 year-old carvings. A drought revealed earthmarks of immense henges (or circles) once made of timber. Soon 40 more “monuments” were discovered via geophysical imaging. In 2020, DNA from a bone of a Neolithic male buried inside Newgrange revealed that his parents mated by incest. What more awaits discovery?

This event is free and open to the public, but we will gladly accept donations to help fund future programs!

To join the lecture on August 13, if you are not already an IAS member, please send an email to Ellen to receive the Zoom link:

Need help with getting an Irish passport or have questions regarding travel in Ireland? 

Visit the Consulate General of Ireland's site here.