showing the Counties and historical Provinces,
excluding the four administrative sub-counties around Dublin
and the two Ridings of Tipperary.
To use this map as a Megalithic Gazetteer,
click on a county for details of selected monuments.
see note below on 1:50,000 maps
To use this
map as a Megalithic Gazetteer,
click on a county for
details of selected monuments.
note on the Irish 1:50,000 maps.
the Irish Grid covers the whole island, maps for Northern
Ireland, published in Belfast, differ slightly
from those issuing from Dublin.
The Dublin Ordnance Survey's Discovery series marks
almost every stone monument, so that nearly every megalith
listed on this site is marked with a red dot, and labelled
tomb" or "Standing
stone". They are thus invaluable to the megalith-hunter.
Ireland's Discoverer mark only a fraction of
Tombs tend to be anachronistically labelled Chambered
A few of
the map references given on this site may be slightly inaccurate.
I should be grateful for any corrections to grid co-ordinates
or any other matters of fact.
on how to use grid references are printed on every map.
here for a scan of part of sheet 83
Irish Grid references to Latitude/Longitude
and vice versa
monuments in State Care charge for admission.
If you are planning to visit several such monuments,
a Heritage Card
could save you money.
This website is based on EARLY IRELAND:
A FIELD GUIDE
which was published in 1980, quickly sold out,
and was never reprinted.
acknowledge re-use of images or text.
only good portable Guide to Ireland's megalithic monuments
(as well as Early Christian and some mediæval sites) is the 672-page
TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO SACRED IRELAND by
(Gothic Image, Glastonbury 2002, ISBN 0906362431)
- though few grid-references are given, and never with a map number
or grid letter -
let alone GPS co-ordinates.