The Mythological Guide

Monumental Ireland has not only gives you descriptive, historical and locational information about the monuments. Inside the app there is a mythological guide which, for the first time, maps the ancient texts and folklore to the monuments, guiding the user through Ireland’s ancient physical landscape through the characters and tales from its ancient myths and legends.

By mapping the mythological texts and folklore to the monuments we are creating route-ways for users to learn about and visit the monuments, not just as singular entities but as parts of ancient mythological narratives that stretch back over 5000 years and right across the country. By reconnecting our ancient monuments to the mythological texts we are helping raise the profile of both our built heritage and our ancient literary & mythological heritage.

Queen Maeve’s Cairn, Knocknarea, Co. Sligo