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"A fascinating insight into Ireland's ancient burial sites" - Irish Independent
Awards won by Mythical Ireland
Sites receiving this award are distinguished by the quality of their
- Dr. Matrix.
Thistle awards excellence in web page design and graphics to
sites that are dedicated to those things which are Celtic in nature.
Your site is an excellent example for other astronomy website designers,
and you should be very proud of it - Fox
I was particularly enthused by your site and congratulate you for
creating an exceptional Celtic site! - Nancy
Your website "Mythical Ireland" has met with the criteria needed
to win our Historic
and Cultural Heritage Bronze Award! You have won our very prestigious
award for your very excellent content, easy to navigate and good
is given to outstanding Web Pages and recognizes the hard work that
was put into the development of your web site. Your score was as
a 90 out of 100.
CONGRATS on a site well done - You deserved my
award, as well as a special New Year's gift from me to you .
. . Enjoy!
award is not given lightly. I only bestow this award on the
very best Celtic sites on the 'Net that present the Celtic culture
in an informative, entertaining and educational context
You have won the Art
Rose Award for AN EXCITING WEB SITE. Only the very best Art
Sites on the net will receive it.
I absolutely love what you have done with your website. I enjoyed
the photographs and I know, visitors to my pages will like them too.
had a life-long love of mythology and only choose the very best of
mythological sites on the 'Net for
this award. Your site is outstanding, providing a wealth of resources
for those seeking knowledge of the world's mythology. I applaud you
for a job well done.
OF DORAS 'ABÚ' AWARD:
interesting site, it claims to shed new light on the ancient past.
We're quite familiar with the glories of Tara and Newgrange but
this site reveals far greater depths than that. Acquainting you
with the many megalithic monuments of Ireland, you are also encouraged
to explore mythological races like the Tuatha De Danann and tales
from the Irish Iliad, the Táin Bó Culainge. "
is straightforward and the interesting content ensures that you'll
spend quite some time on the site. We particularly liked the astronomical
news which is updated daily and neatly coalesces the advances of
modern technology with the incredible wisdom of the ancients. It's
a site that piques your curiosity about those that went before us,
and makes you wonder what lessons can still be learnt from them
FOR YAHOO! PICKS OF THE WEEK, JUNE 11, 2001:
come over all spooky at Picks Central this week. All manner of weird
and wonderful web sites have cast a spell over our screens. Take
Mythical Ireland, for instance, with its fantastically detailed
sections on Irish myths, megalithic sites, and astronomy. The introduction
says, "There is a dim light which shines from the remote distance
of the Neolithic past," which, "Carries a message of wisdom, a source
of being, a revelation of cosmic unity. It inspires us, it teaches
us, it makes us more aware..." We're really too cynical for all
that, although we have learned a lot about ancient rites, kerbstones,
and all manner of historical stuff from this most comprehensive
Times Internet Magazine "Doors", July 29, 2001:
"More than enough websites confidently predict the date of
Armageddon, so it is a pleasure to come across one that now promises
"a revelation of cosmic unity". This is something that has not
yet been included as a free gift with breakfast cereals. Judging
by the breathlessly reported discoveries at Mythical Ireland (www.geocities.
com/mythical_ireland/), we should all pay more attention when
next we notice the sun falling on an upturned rock during the
summer solstice. It is easy to mock the pseudo-science, but Stone
Age astronomy is clearly an underexplored field, and the cocktail
of mythology, archeology and gorgeous photography served up here
does have a certain cosmic charm."
by other websites
Spirals, lozenges and concentric circles in one of the world's
hubs of megalithic art. Knowth, Dowth, Newgrange and Fourknocks
sunlit in their full glory! Lunar and stellar significance explored.
Don't miss it, you know you can't explore the sites yourself or
at least not all the nooks inside. Excellent photography. -
beautifully illustrated site which specialises in discussion of
neolithic and mesolithic sites in Ireland. There are excellent
pictures, clickable maps and free wallpapers. Heavyweight academic
material this is not, but it is full of very helpful visuals for
a newcomer to the period. - Irish
Knowledge.com, The Irish Studies Website
- Great site about prehistoric Ireland, with a focus on megaliths
and Neolithic astronomy. The stuff on the huge megalithic complex
at Knowth is especially fascinating - the site was designed to
capture the sunlight in a special way only at the equinoxes. There
are some wonderful photos taken there at the September 22nd 2000
equinox, and of many other things. - Graham