meath ireland

The entrance to Newgrange, a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, 1905
Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built about 3200 BC, during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Newgrange is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside. The mound has a retaining wall at the front and is ringed by ‘kerbstones’ engraved with artwork. There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it has been speculated that it had religious significance – it is aligned with the rising sun and its light floods the chamber on the winter solstice. It is the most famous monument within the Neolithic Brú na Bóinne complex, alongside the similar passage tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth, and as such is a part of the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. Newgrange also shares many similarities with other Neolithic constructions in Western Europe, such as Maeshowe in Orkney, Scotland and the Bryn Celli Ddu in Wales.

anonymous asked:

What differs a kingdom from a petty kingdom?

Defining a petty kingdom is more art than science. One major use of the term is to explain previous component kingdoms in a successor state. In the Kingdom of England, for example, Mercia and Wessex would be referred to as petty kingdoms, or in Ireland, Meath and Leinster compared to the Kingdom of Ireland. Similarly, the Turkish beyliks which eventually were incorporated into the mighty Ottoman Empire might be thought of as petty kingdoms now part of something much larger and grander. Otherwise, small isolated kingdoms on the periphery might be refereed to as a petty kingdom to draw a distinction between the larger kingdom. The Kingdom of Mann might be referred to in this fashion to distinguish them from the mighty Scottish crown. Otherwise, the number and size of holdings.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

idol profile (updated).

name: ディルミッド  オディナ ( diarmuid o’dyna )
nicknames:   ディル ( deer/diru )
position/role: center, first visual
born: august 5
age: 20
star sign: leo ♌
height: 184cm
weight: 85kg
origin: navan, county meath, ireland
occupation: idol, singer, model, actor
member color: emerald green
charm point:
- beauty mark under his right eye.
- droopy, “sleepy” down-turned eyes.
- long, thick lashes.
- his button of a mouth.
- tall height.
- curly hair. 
- muscled, curvaceous figure.
voice: x x x x x x (1:07-1:20, 1:33-1:40, 2:14-2:20) x x (:53-:55, :59-1:03,1:13-1:15, 1:26-1:32, 1:45-1:48) x x x ( speaking voice )
hobbies: reading, writing, eating, playing video games, swimming, cooking
likes: cute things like stuffed animals and cellphone charms, fashion, food, accessories, stickers
dislikes: the idol diet, waking up in the mornings, being ignored
special skills: plays the celtic harp and guitar. can speak irish. poetry, manipulation and seduction
favorite music genre: acoustic, dance
favorite idol concept: sexy, cute
favorite color(s): red, green, yellow, pink
favorite season: summer
favorite food: chili cheese fries, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, chocolate and strawberry sweets, strawberry milk, crepes
least favorite food: most seafood dishes
family: father
friendships: is closest to x ( cu ) @mhxcu, alek ( @angxis ) and kojirou ( @whatliveson )
- he has a puppy back in ireland named beagalltach. it’s small but causes trouble daily.
- because of his aggressively outgoing personality, some people describe him as scary.
- doesn’t know what personal space is. he is the one most often to be seen clinging onto or cuddling another member
- the other members tend to describe him as being very ‘child-like’.
- looks up to members cu, kojirou, karna, and arjuna because of their voices. if he could sing like anyone, he wishes he could sing as good as cu but sound as sweet as arjuna. 
- out of all the members, his japanese is probably the least strong because he only started studying japanese four years ago. he’s very shy about his accent.


Loughcrew Cairn, Co. Meath is thought to date from about 3300 BC. The site consists of a cruciform chamber covered by a mound. A unique style of megalithic petroglyphs are seen here, including lozenge shapes, leaf shapes, as well as circles, some surrounded by radiating lines. In 1980 Irish-American researcher Martin Brennan discovered that Loughcrew Cairn T i is directed to receive the beams of the rising sun on the spring and autumnal equinox - the light shining down the passage and illuminating the art on the backstone. Legend has it that the burial mounds were created by a witches flying overhead and dropping pebbles on the landscape. 

Pat: He was an Anglo-Irishman.
Meg: In the name of God, what’s that?

Pat: A Protestant with a horse.
Ropeen: Leadbetter.?
Pat: No, no, an ordinary Protestant like Leadbetter, the plumber in the back parlour next door, won’t do, nor a Belfast Orangeman, not if he was as black as your boot.

Meg: Why not?
Pat: Because they work. An Anglo-Irishman only works at riding horses, drinking whiskey, and reading double-meaning books in Irish at Trinity College Dublin.

From Act 1 of The Hostage, by Brendan Behan.