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Newgrange, Boyne Valley, Ireland

Newgrange with Knowth and Dowth are the major sites of the Boyne Valley World Heritage Site. Images and information on Newgrange itself with visitor and tour information.

Knowth — Links

Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb

Information on Knowth including a 5000 word description by a former Tour Guide who very kindly posted his tour guide notes

Dowth — Links

Dowth Megalithic Passage Tomb

The illumination of the passage and chamber at Newgrange by winter solstice sunrises is world famous. Less well known is the illumination of the passage and chamber at Dowth by winter sunsets

Boyne Valley Complex — Links

Boyne Valley Megalithic Passage Tombs

Resource site for the Boyne Valley megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Other sites covered are the nearby megalithic sites at Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara.

Balgeeth (Artificial Mound) — Links

Mound at Balgeeth, Ardcath, Co. Meath, Ireland.

The oval mound at Balgeeth, Ardcath has not been excavated. The mound measures 12 metres north-south and 9 metres east-west. The mound is situated on a ridge between Newgrange to the North and Fourknocks to the East.

Balgeeth (Artificial Mound) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Carnbane East — Links

Cairn T - Autumnal Equinox 2002

Images taken inside Cairn T at sunrise on the 21st of September 2002 showing the shaped beam of equinox sunlight illuminating the back stone.


Newgrange & Megalithic Passage Tombs of Irelan

Resource site for the Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara located in the present day County of Meath on the east coast of Ireland. The Boyne Valley Cairns at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
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