28 min

Brú na Bóinne – a UNESCO world heritage site Longing for Ireland

    • Places & Travel

Three giant mounds stand on top of 3 hills overlooking a bend in the Boyne River. But these three mounds are no ordinary mounds, they have been named as UNESCO World Heritage and figure throughout Irish history, myth, and folklore. So, what makes them so special and why should you visit? 
Today we are joined by Clare Tuffy, from the Office of Public Works at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to talk about Ireland’s ancient heritage.
For more information on the trips on offer visit: Heritageireland.ie
For more in-depth info visit worldheritageireland.ie
 
This episode’s Irish words:
The Palace of the Boyne
Brú na Bóinne - Pronounced: Bry na Boiñe
 
Other attractions mentioned:
Louchcrew Cairns
heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/loughcrew-cairns
Hill of Tara
heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/hill-of-tara
Carrowmore and Carrowkeel, Co. Sligo
heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/carrowmore-megalithic-cemetery
Boyne Valley
ireland.com/en-se/destinations/county/meath/boyne-valley
Hill of Tara
ireland.com/en-se/things-to-do/attractions/hill-of-tara
High cross of Monasterboice
discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/monasterboice-finest-high-cross-ireland 
1st Cistercian Abbey
discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/old-mellifont-abbey 
2nd Cistercian Abbey
discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/bective-abbey 
Largest Anglo-Norman castle: Trim Castle
 heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/trim-castle 

Three giant mounds stand on top of 3 hills overlooking a bend in the Boyne River. But these three mounds are no ordinary mounds, they have been named as UNESCO World Heritage and figure throughout Irish history, myth, and folklore. So, what makes them so special and why should you visit? 
Today we are joined by Clare Tuffy, from the Office of Public Works at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to talk about Ireland’s ancient heritage.
For more information on the trips on offer visit: Heritageireland.ie
For more in-depth info visit worldheritageireland.ie
 
This episode’s Irish words:
The Palace of the Boyne
Brú na Bóinne - Pronounced: Bry na Boiñe
 
Other attractions mentioned:
Louchcrew Cairns
heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/loughcrew-cairns
Hill of Tara
heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/hill-of-tara
Carrowmore and Carrowkeel, Co. Sligo
heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/carrowmore-megalithic-cemetery
Boyne Valley
ireland.com/en-se/destinations/county/meath/boyne-valley
Hill of Tara
ireland.com/en-se/things-to-do/attractions/hill-of-tara
High cross of Monasterboice
discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/monasterboice-finest-high-cross-ireland 
1st Cistercian Abbey
discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/old-mellifont-abbey 
2nd Cistercian Abbey
discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/bective-abbey 
Largest Anglo-Norman castle: Trim Castle
 heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/trim-castle 

28 min