Latest podcast: Newgrange and the place name ‘Bro’ or ‘Broe’ – from Brug na Bóinne, its ancient name

Above is my latest podcast, which this week focuses on the place name ‘Bro’, also written ‘Broe’, which is found at Newgrange and in its vicinity. William Borlase, in his 1897 second volume of ‘The Dolmens of Ireland’, refers to this name and talks about how local people at the time pointed out that the field in which Newgrange sits was called ‘Bro Park’, or Brugh Field. This could relate to the old name of Newgrange, Brú na Bóinne, originally Brug na Bóinne.
To hear the podcast, just click on the arrow in the orange circle above. The piece is just under five minutes long. I have recently started doing short audio clips about Irish myths and monuments, mostly related to the Boyne Valley. If you’d like to hear more of these, please do let me know. There are several ways to contact me:
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