Day four was a day where we got to discover places that were older then the pyramids!! We went to the passage tombs known as Nowth and New Grange, it was really neat hearing about the history of these places and what has been found. At Nowth they found a lot of ashes/bones and one full skeleton, with the skeleton was a necklace that had stones from all over Europe. The history that they have been able to discover about these places is so amazing to listen to.
New Grange, was a lot bigger then Nowth and was very unique because it was built so long ago but its still here in one place! The way it was built allows for once a year when the sun is in a certain place in the sky it creates a solstice, which lights up the tomb. Its crazy to think that people with no technological made this massive tomb and some how know at what angle to put it so the sun would light up the tomb once a year.
After that we got to see Abby monastery:
Not much to look at any more but there really is a lot of history and I was able to learn a lot about monastery’s and monks. (Also would make for the worlds best place to play hide and go seek! Just saying lots of places that could hide.) When King Henry the 8th decommissioned all the monastery’s and this building was no longer in use people came and took the stones to use for there walls and houses leaving very little.
The last thing of the day we got to see was of some of the most famous Celtic crosses in Ireland, I dont remember much about the history of them right now but I have a few cool pictures 🙂