The Celts lived in Ireland thousand of years ago. They came from Central Europe.
ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS CELTIC SITES IN IRELAND IS NEWGRANGE
FOR EXAMPLE, THIS ROCK What kind of shapes and pattern s do you see?
SPIRALS AND CIRCLES CAN BE SEEN ON MANYCELTIC WORKS OF ART. SO, WE WOULD SAYTHAT SPIRALS AREA FEATURE OF CELTIC ART
WHAT SHAPES CAN YOU SEE HERE?These circles, squares and curved lines are also features of Celtic art. What do you think these circles represent?
CELTIC PEOPLE ALSO WORKED WITH METALS.THEY MADE JEWELLERY AND WEAPONS FROM METALS.
This is an example of Celtic jewellery. This is a brooch called the Tara Brooch, have any of you heard of it before?A woman found this on a beach in Co. Meath 160 years ago.
The Celts were very gifted artists. They workedvery hard at making detailed pieces. This is sclose up of the Tara brooch. This would havetaken many hours to make. Can you notice the detailed etchings? What do you think they look like?
Another famous piece of Celtic art is the Ardagh Chalice. This was found by some young boys diging potatoes in a field in 1868.This may have been used for drinking from.
THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE ARDAGH CHALICE. WHAT DO YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE DETAILED WORK?