Google Maps has uncovered more previously unknown archaeological monuments across the country.

The images, which were taken during last summer's drought, show a significant number of monuments and archaeological sites.

The majority of the sites are in Meath, Kildare and Dublin. Others were found in Wicklow, Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny.

A gallery of the images is available to view at

Donedea, Co Kildare (Pic: Google Maps)

The period of prolonged dry weather also saw the re-emergence of a homestead and farm machinery in a Co Wicklow lake.

It followed a series of historic discoveries around the country in the wake of the hot and dry summer.

A number of sites of archaeological interest were found near the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Newgrange in Co Meath in July.

Separately, a gorse fire in Co Wicklow revealed an ÉIRE sign, which dated from World War II.

Such signs were made up of stones and carved into the ground in coastal areas around Ireland in order to warn Allied and German airmen that they were flying over a neutral country.