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Nearest Town:Duleek (6km SE)
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Latitude:53° 42' 13.39" N
Longitude:   6° 27' 1.14" W

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‘The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath

To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

A MEGALITHIC PASSAGE tomb cemetery dating back some 5,500 years has been unearthed beside Dowth Hall in Co Meath.

The discovery is within the Brú na Bóinne heritage site... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th July 2018ce


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The Glebe House, lies directly beside Dowth, and offers accomodation at the more expensive end of acceptable B&B rates (it worked out at about £25.00 per night when we stayed). The large front bedroom looks out directly to the Dowth monument. From the entrance gates the view stretches out across the Boyne valley to Newgrange - which looks stunning from here.

The Glebe House,
Co. Meath

Tel 041-9836101
Fax 041-9843469
IronMan Posted by IronMan
30th April 2002ce


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Excavations at Dowth in the 1840s

Dowth was extensively excavated (and damaged) during excavations by the Royal Irish Academy in the 1840s.
Posted by mythicalireland
19th March 2004ce

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
knowth Posted by knowth
7th March 2004ce
Edited 7th March 2004ce

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Dowth II (Passage Grave) — Links

A 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange

YouTube report by on the discoveries at Brú na Bóinne in summer 2018, with some good footage of the excavation at Dowth Hall.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
24th December 2019ce

Dowth I (Passage Grave) — Links

Dowth Megalithic Tomb, Bru na Boinne, Ireland

Survey work by David Strange-Walker of Trent & Peak Archaeology and Marcus Abbott of ArcHeritage. Thanks to Dr Steve Davis of University College Dublin, and the Office of Public Works, Ireland, for funding this project.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
14th January 2019ce

Dowth I (Passage Grave) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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20th May 2018ce

Dowth I (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

We were camping on a farm just outside Slane and had to head into Drogheda for supplies. There is no way that I could be this close to Dowth and not pay it a visit. I've been here many times, probably more than at any other site. Dowth offers the antiquarian explorer many delights, and not a few frustrations. There is a peace here, something that pulls you that's beyond thought. But don't be eager to get into its passages – you won't be able, Joe Public's not trusted to mind his own heritage (and with good reason).

The mound itself is getting more eroded where the gouge is, where worhshippers, visitors, hippies, whatever, have built concentric rings from the rubble of the tomb. Their play is not going to effect either of the passages or chambers, but the cairn has been exposed in a couple of places and, like sore teeth, will only get worse unless remedial work is carried out.

The height of Dowth is always impressive, especially when viewed from on top of its eastern arc, or from down where the sundial stone is, easily 15 metres from the base of the kerbstones to the rim of the crater, and would have been higher as both Beranger's and Wakeman's old drawings show a round-topped mound.

The tomb is in a pasture field, colonised by loud, hungry sheep. Summer vegetation is covering most of the carved kerbstones – neglect being the lot of Dowth, the poor relative of Brú na Bóinne. But sure what do you want? Another Newgrange or Knowth? Hardly, but a bit of respect wouldn't go amiss. Dowth, Dubhach, the dark place, best left alone (not really).
ryaner Posted by ryaner
11th July 2014ce

Dowth I (Passage Grave) — Images

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