OF PARTICULAR RELEVANCE TO IRELAND: includes a digitial clock to calculate the precise local time of Solstices, Equinoxes and Cross Quarter days.

Astronomy Ireland, the national Irish astronomy club.

Archaeoastronomy: detailed astronomical observations at Knowth, Carrowkeel and Loughcrew, by Paul Griffin.

Cosmos: run by the Tullamore Astronomical Society

International Institute of Astroarchaeology: a new organisation now being set up in Ireland by Michael O'Callaghan.

Irish Astronomical Association: amateur society based in Belfast.

Irish Astronomical Society: the oldest amateur astronomical society in Ireland.

Irish Archaeology on the Internet: a comprehensive list of related websites.

Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies.

Irish Stones: Includes a mailing list for discussion of latest discoveries.

Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past, by Anthony Murphy. Includes lots of astronomical links.

On A Mountain By The Sea: an artist's account of a Mid Summer Night's field trip to a cairn overlooking Dublin, by Michael O'Callaghan.

Sacred Island: extensive astroarchaeological details, photos, and guided tours of Irish megalithic sites by Martin Byrne.

Sacred Island: - a new version of the Sacred Island website, by Martin Byrne.

Sacred Sites: videos and photographs by Martin Gray.

Sláine: catalogue of ancient Irish holy wells.

There is More Between Heaven and Earth: lots of substantive archaeological and astroarchaeological data, excellent bibliography, numerous related links, by Victor Reijs.

Tonight's sky star map for various locations in Ireland, by Anthony Murphy.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend in the Boyne, listed in the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (Report of the World Heritage Committee, Seventeenth session, Cartagena, Colombia, 6 - 11 December 1993).

Whirlpool: run bythe Shannonside Astronomy Club.


NASA / JPL solar system dynamics: provides information related to all known bodies in orbit around the sun, with automatic email response to online requests for data regarding celestial objects visible from coordinate-specified locations on particular dates and times, including positions of the moon from 3000 BCE to 3000 CE. Maintained by the Solar System Dynamics Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center: maps and path coordinates for every central solar eclipse from 1991 through 2030.

NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center: catalog of solar eclipses from 1999 BCE to 3000 CE.

NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center: catalog of very long solar eclipses from 2999 BCE to 4000 CE.

Your Sky Interactive Planetarium: enables user to produce star maps for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location on Earth. Each map is accompanied by an ephemeris for the Sun, Moon, planets, and any tracked asteroid or comet. A control panel permits customisation of which objects are plotted, limiting magnitudes, colour scheme, image size, and other parameters. If you enter the orbital elements of an asteroid or comet, Your Sky will compute its current position and plot it on the map. Maintained by John Walker.

SkyMap: free sharware which enables you to plot your own skymap.


European Society for Astronomy in Culture - Société Européene pour l'Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC): a professional association of scientists working in the field of Astronomy in Culture or Anthropological Astronomy, including the interdisciplinary disciplines of Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy. Researchers in nearby fields of science like History of Astronomy, Mythology, Spatial Archaeology or Cosmology are also welcomed. Founded in 1992, SEAC is the oldest professional association of archaeoastronomers.

SEAC 2001 Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture (ISAAC).

Center for Archaeoastronomy, USA.

Archaeoastronomy: the Journal of Astronomy in Culture.

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias.

Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP) conferences.

Oxford Conferences.

Oxford VI Conference on Astronomy and Cultural Diversity.

Intijalsu Group (Chile).

Latin American Society for Astronomy in Culture.

Archaeoastronomical Images by Clive Ruggles (UnitedKingdom).

History of Astronomy, (Bonn, Germany).

Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy in Japan.

North American Sundial Association.

Culture and Cosmos: A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy.

International Astronomy Union Commission 41 (History of Astronomy).

HASTRO-L The History of Astronomy Discussion Group.

University of Leicester School of Archaeological Studies.

Oldest Lunar Calendar Identified, BBC report.

Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (INFIS), Gilching-Geisenbrunn, Germany.


Irish Stones: - includes latest news and discussion about Knowth
Irish Archaeology
Stone Age Ireland:
Bronze Age Ireland:
Iron Age Ireland:
Early Medieval Ireland:
Late Gaelic Ireland:
Irish Settlement Studies:


Government of Ireland homepage.

The Heritage Council.

Dúchas – The Heritage Service - this is the body responsible for the care of megalithic sites in the Republic of Ireland.

Heritage Ireland.


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