Longing for Ireland

Brú na Bóinne – a UNESCO world heritage site

September 14, 2022 Tourism Ireland Season 2022 Episode 14
Longing for Ireland
Brú na Bóinne – a UNESCO world heritage site
Show Notes

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


Hill of Tara


Carrowmore and Carrowkeel, Co. Sligo


Boyne Valley


Hill of Tara


High cross of Monasterboice


1st Cistercian Abbey


2nd Cistercian Abbey


Largest Anglo-Norman castle: Trim Castle