However, the show left me cold. It barely scratched the surface of what is interesting about Newgrange and Loughcrew and focused more on the group of (art) students who had built the Newgrange reconstruction as part of a class project. It left me and I'm sure most of the other viewers with a curiosity about the many interesting questions raised that would take a whole series to address (hint hint RTE).
While I applaud those archaeologists who took part in the programme I just wish our national broadcaster would get serious about the huge heritage area that is archaeology. Not only would it find a ready-made audience, it would probably end up with a product it could sell world-wide to the gigantic diaspora with an interest in their ancestor's past. When I look at the high quality of archaeological programming across the water it really does make me wonder why we can't expect and receive just a little bit more than half hour specials and a few very rare two-part series.
See the Nationwide episode here and Secrets of the Stones here.