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  • Irish PM is labeled an 'airhead' as May says he CAN'T ban British planes from flying over country…

    07/20/2018 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:49 EDT, 20 July 2018 | James Tapsfield and David Churchill
    Leo Varadkar was branded an “airhead” today as Downing Street dismissed his extraordinary threat to “ban” British aircraft from Irish airspace in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Irish PM was slapped down by Theresa May’s spokeswoman over the saber-rattling — which is being seen as tit-for-tat for the UK reclaiming control over its territorial waters. As the row raged, Mrs. May urged the EU to take a more “practical” approach to the negotiations — insisting her Chequers plan offered a “comprehensive” solution to the need to avoid a hard Irish border. And No. 10 gave short shrift to...
  • Seeing daybreak at 'Ireland's Stonehenge'

    12/21/2010 6:05:08 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | December 21, 2010 | Trish Flanagan
    On the morning of 21 December, a select group of people made their way through a dark, narrow passage and gathered in a small cross-shaped chamber at Newgrange in Co Meath, Irish Republic, to celebrate the winter solstice.Newgrange, located 40km north of Dublin and perched high above a bend of the River Boyne, is a prehistoric passage tomb, covered on the outside by a large grassy mound. At over 5,000 years old it is the older cousin of Stonehenge and it predates the pyramids by about 500 years. It is difficult to estimate how long it would have taken to...
  • Celtic Woman (Orla Fallon) - Newgrange

    12/15/2008 10:55:39 PM PST · by Snurple · 24 replies · 3,073+ views
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  • Ireland Is Lost Island of Atlantis, Says Scientist

    08/06/2004 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies · 3,439+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 8/6/2004 | Kevin Smith
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Atlantis, the legendary island nation over whose existence controversy has raged for thousands of years, was actually Ireland, according to a new theory by a Swedish scientist. Atlantis, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in 360 BC, was an island in the Atlantic Ocean where an advanced civilization developed some 11,500 years ago until it was hit by a cataclysmic natural disaster and sank beneath the waves. Geographer Ulf Erlingsson, whose book explaining his theory will be published next month, says the measurements, geography, and landscape of Atlantis as described by Plato match Ireland almost exactly. "I am...
  • Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?

    09/15/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | September 15, 2013 | Ashleigh Murszewski
    An archaeologists analysis on how the construction of megalithic monuments in Atlantic Europe are not restricted to a single purpose, nor how they reflect one aspect of the community that built them... well-rounded evidence for practical and symbolic components of the early agricultural lifestyle within the Neolithic. Depictions in the architecture of these structures explore complex symbolism and the socio-ritual interactions where monuments offer places for gatherings... Megalithic monuments of Atlantic Europe have long attracted attention from those who are interested in the early past of mankind. The word megalith originates from the Greek, meaning ‘great stone’ and is used...
  • Researchers Say Gardom’s Edge Monolith Is Astronomical Marker (Dates Back To 2000 B.C.)

    04/03/2012 9:11:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Thu, Mar 29th, 2012 | John Shanks
    Researchers Say Gardom’s Edge Monolith Is Astronomical Marker A team of researchers from the Nottingham Trent University has suggested that a 4000-year-old unique triangular shaped monolith, known as the Gardom’s Edge monolith, was aligned to be an astronomical marker. The 2.2 meter high monolith, located in the Peak District National Park near Manchester, UK, has a striking, right-angled triangular shape that slants up towards geographic south. The orientation and inclination of the slope is aligned to the altitude of the Sun at mid-summer. The team believes that the monolith was set in place to give symbolic meaning to the location...
  • An Impact Event in 3114BC? The beginning of a Turbulent Millennium.

    01/03/2003 8:06:06 PM PST · by ckilmer · 50 replies · 8,249+ views
    An Impact Event in 3114BC? The Beginning of a Turbulent Millennium. Recurring Phenomenon: The Cosmic DisasterThe Mayan CalendarStonehengeA Possible Source for the 3100 BC Event Collected and commented by Timo Niroma, Helsinki, Finland Go to the Evidence of Astronomical Aspects of Mankind's Past and Recent Climate Homepage Recurring Phenomenon: The Cosmic Disaster Besides the most evident cosmic catastrophes ca. 2200 BC and 2345 BC there are other events during the Holocene that are so widely global and difficult to explain by only the Earth's own mechanisms that a cosmic explanation must evidently be taken into account. The first so-called...
  • Maeshowe Winter Solstice As Viewed By Neolithic Man (Scotland)

    12/17/2005 11:52:34 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 12-15-2005 | Caroline Wickham-Jones
    Maeshowe winter solstice as viewed by Neolithic man CAROLINE WICKHAM-JONESMaeshowe winter solstice as viewed by Neolithic manMaeshowe is managed by Historic Scotland. Picture: Charles Tait Photographic THE GREAT mound of Maeshowe has dominated the skyline of Orkney for almost 5,000 years. It is a spectacular sight and a visit to the chambered tomb provides one of the highlights for visitors to the Orkney islands. Today, as we stoop to enter and walk down the low 11 metre passage to the chamber with its massive stonework, we are reminded of the ingenuity of those original builders. Its apparent uniformity masks a...
  • London - Red hair may be the genetic legacy of Neanderthals...

    01/16/2005 12:47:07 PM PST · by IGBT · 372 replies · 26,595+ views
    Planet Save.com ^ | 1/14/05 | Planet Save.com
    London - Red hair may be the genetic legacy of Neanderthals, according to a new study by British scientists. Researchers at the John Radcliffe Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford were quoted by The Times as saying the so-called "ginger gene" which gives people red hair, fair skin and freckles could be up to 100 000 years old. They claim that their discovery points to the gene having originated in Neanderthal man who lived in Europe for 200 000 years before Homo sapien settlers, the ancestors of modern man, arrived from Africa about 40 000 years ago. Rosalind Harding, the...
  • Viking 'Town' Is Ireland's Equivalent Of Pompeii

    06/13/2004 2:30:31 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 954+ views
    Waterford News And Star ^ | 6-11-2004 | Marion O' Mara
    Friday, June 11, 2004 By Marion O’MaraViking ‘town’ is Ireland’s equivalent of Pompeii IT’S likely to be some weeks yet before Minister for the Environment Martin Cullen announces recommendations for dealing with and possibly preserving what historians are now describing as Ireland’s first town. The discovery of the Viking settlement, at Woodstown, five miles from the city, which is believed to date back to the mid-9th century, was made as preparatory work got underway on the city’s €300m by-pass. The site, located close to the River Suir, is 1.5 km long by 0.5 km wide and so far up to...
  • Graveyard Yields Secrets Of Ancient World (Ireland)

    01/05/2006 4:28:43 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,008+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-5-2006 | Shane Harrison
    Graveyard yields secrets of ancient world By Shane Harrison BBC NI Dublin Correspondent Residents of the village of Nobber, north Meath, in the Republic of Ireland, stumbled upon archaeological treasure when they decided to clean up an old graveyard. Now they are hoping that tombs in the shape of Celtic crosses, dating back 1100 years, will put them on the map, alongside such famous archaeological sites as Newgrange. The old graveyard at Nobber, North Meath Until recently, the graveyard in the village of Nobber, about two hours' drive from Dublin, was overgrown with weeds and briars. It is surrounded by...
  • Need help in planning a trip to Ireland

    03/27/2002 5:35:39 AM PST · by A Cyrenian · 26 replies · 263+ views
    My family is considering a trip to Ireland in 2004. I'm looking for advice on who to book the trip with and any experiences anyone had on their trips.
  • The heatwave is uncovering new ancient archaeological sites in the UK and Ireland

    07/16/2018 5:47:36 PM PDT · by edwinland · 27 replies
    Lonely Planet News ^ | Andrea Smith
    The recent heatwave in the UK and Ireland has uncovered ancient archaeological sites that, in some cases, have never been seen before. One such discovery is a henge, or circular enclosure, located 1km from the famous Irish megalithic passage tomb, Newgrange. The henge was discovered by historian Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland, who was flying his drone over the Boyne Valley when he spotted a circular shape in the field. It is estimated that this henge was built some 5000 years ago. ... snip ... These new discoveries include a Roman fortlet near Magor, which emerged in ripening crops, and...
  • Drought in Ireland Leads to Discovery of Neolithic Henge

    07/12/2018 3:55:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.ctpost.com ^ | 7/12/18 | Ken Williams
    Drought in Ireland Leads to Discovery of Neolithic Henge Drone footage captured amid a heatwave close to the 5000-year-old Newgrange neolithic passage tomb in County Meath, Ireland, on July 10 revealed an previously-undiscovered henge, sparking an investigation by the country’s National Monument ServiceThe footage was shot by Ken Williams in Brú na Bóinne, or the Boyne Valley, an area rich in neolithic sites and which was designated a a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.Williams said that were it not for the recent heatwave and drought in the area, the remains of the henge would not have been seen.According to...
  • Irish ambassador summoned for reprimand [to Israel; Irish Senate passes boycott Israel bill]

    07/11/2018 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 07/11/18 21:45 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Foreign Ministry summoned the Irish ambassador to Israel, Alison Kelly, following the passage of a BDS bill by the Irish Senate. Ambassador Kelly will be reprimanded by the ministry. The so-called “Occupied Territories Bill” outlaws the trade of goods from Judea and Samaria and imposes prison sentences and heavy fines on those who do not comply with the law. Jerusalem is awaiting the return of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from Russia before holding a meeting on taking further steps against the Irish move. Earlier, the Foreign Ministry issued a response to the Irish decision saying that “the Irish Senate...
  • Thousand march for pride in Dublin (virtue signal fest)

    07/02/2018 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    Irish Times Sunday ^ | 1st July 2018 | Donal Lynch
    ENGLAND’S ‘stately homo’, Quentin Crisp, once said that “if you simply wait long enough in this life, you will find yourselves having travelled from the outskirts of acceptability to the very heart of society”. Dublin’s public face confirmed the truth of that statement this weekend. Government Buildings glowed with the rainbow colours. The tech firms around the ‘silicon docks’ had swathed themselves in Prideful slogans such as ‘love is love’ — most of them had floats in the parade. And, of course, the pubs in town had bedazzled themselves with glitter, rainbow bunting and phrases like ‘yas queen’. The hordes...
  • Leo Varadkar says he sympathises with Donald Trump on media (Prime Minister/Taoiseach of Ireland)

    07/03/2018 11:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Buzz ^ | July 4, 2018 | David Kent
    We don't think this will go down well. The Taoiseach has said he sympathises with Donald Trump’s criticism of the media. The comments were made by Leo Varadkar on Monday. According to the Times, Varadkar made the remarks at a private lunch in New York hosted by Irish consul general Ciaran Madden. The Taoiseach was asked what he thought of Trump and specifically the US president’s attacks on the press. He said the media was not interested in the truth but in the story, sources told the Times. Apparently, his biggest target was the political press. He claimed political journalists...
  • Irish PM: Crisis Facing Europe Not Mass Migration But Rise of Patriotic Parties

    07/02/2018 6:59:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has declared that the crisis facing the EU is not mass immigration, but European resistance to importing large numbers of migrants from the third world. “This isn’t so much a migrant crisis as it is a political crisis,” the Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) said of disagreement within the EU over how to deal with illegal immigrants arriving to the continent. “Europe needs migration,” he insisted, claiming the belief that hundreds of thousands of migrants from the world’s poorest countries arriving in boats and storming the EU’s frontiers is a problem that has been invented by...
  • Scouting Ireland board to resign amid rape claim controversy [boy scouts]

    06/24/2018 7:30:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 06/24/2018 | Jack Power
    The entire board of Scouting Ireland is expected to stand down to be replaced in October as part of a major governance overhaul. The organization is in the middle of a controversy over their handling of a rape allegation made in 2016, concerning two adult leaders following an incident in 2009. Last January, a confidential review by safeguarding expert Ian Elliott found the handling of the allegation was “deeply flawed”. In April, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended State funding to the organization, following reports in The Irish Times detailing Mr. Elliott’s findings. […] Members will vote on adopting proposed...
  • 'Warmongers not welcome': Hillary Clinton heckled as she's given honorary doctorate by [tr]

    06/23/2018 10:17:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    The Journal (Ireland) ^ | 6/22/2018 | Paul Hosford
    FORMER US SECRETARY of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin. Clinton was one of five people recognised for what the college calls “their contribution to society”.(snip) Professor Anna Chahoud’s oration this afternoon paid tribute to Clinton’s life’s work: “Almost 66 million people have given her their vote of confidence, sharing her belief that a true democracy is a society in which everyone is equally valued as a human being, from infancy to old age, irrespective of gender, status or nationality; it is a society in which women have the...