A Creative Journey to Newgrange with the Design Faculty

Walking to Newgrange

Newgrange is one of Ireland's oldest and most unique places to visit, and this week our Design students got to see it for themselves. The crown in the jewel of Ireland's Ancient East, Newgrange, was constructed 5,200 years ago making it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza! Newgrange weaves together the ancient history of Ireland and modern creativity, making it a must-see for any future designers.  

We set off from the college early and made the trip to the River Boyne in County Meath, where Newgrange is located. As we approached the iconic Neolithic monument, you begin to understand why this place is so special. The mystical aura surrounding Newgrange, a prehistoric passage, is the perfect backdrop for our design minds to wander. We found inspiration etched in the spirals of the megalithic art that adorned the monument stones and discussed how light and shadows, especially what we saw in the passage tomb can be used in our projects.  

Newgrange stands as a testament to the enduring connection between Ireland's ancient past and the evolving world of modern design. For any aspiring designer, Newgrange should be added to your list of places to visit!