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# Have a look
If you've never been inside Newgrange, here's your chance to take a peek
More than 130 buildings and monuments have been transformed into 3D digital models.

EVER BEEN INSIDE the passage tomb at Newgrange or paid a visit to Skellig Michael?

Well, now you can have a peek inside these heritage sites as 3D technology has produced highly detailed models, images and videos.

Ireland’s ancient sites

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys today launched the Discovery Programme’s new website which features 3D images and models of some of Ireland’s most famous heritage sites and ancient monuments.

The monastery at Skellig Michael, the passage tomb at Newgrange, Poulnabrone dolmen and Loughcrew are just some of the ancient structures which have been scanned using cutting edge 3D technology and feature in the video below.

Discovery Programme 3D-ICONS / YouTube

More than 130 buildings and monuments have been transformed into 3D digital models which are to be used in the education, tourism and conservation sectors.

“This fascinating website will give members of the public a much closer look at many of our best known heritage sites,” said Minister Humphries.

The project is part funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht through the Heritage Council under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme.

Read: The east’s answer to the Wild Atlantic Way is ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’>

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