Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne: Dowth – burial chambers, art and winter solstice

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne: Dowth – burial chambers, art and winter solstice

The most important monuments in Brú na Bóinne are the megalithic stones at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The before mentioned monuments are enlisted as World Heritage Sites. Dowth might not be as widely known as the other tombs but it is just as much valuable and worth visiting. This monument was most probably built about 5000 years ago just like the others. What is different about it though is that unlike Newgrange and Knowth, Dowth can be visited directly. Here you can take a look at the ... [ read more ]

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne: Knowth – tombs and history after the building period

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne: Knowth – tombs and history after the building period

The most important monuments in Brú na Bóinne are the megalithic stones at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The before mentioned monuments are enlisted as World Heritage Sites. After Newgrange, Knowth is a remarkable prehistoric memorial site, which is basically a large dune with two passage tombs enclosed by 18 smaller dunes. The large mound lies on approximately half a hectare and it is called Site 1. The entrances are dotted with unusual rocks like granite or quartz. The smaller tombs, of w... [ read more ]

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne – art, tombs and stones at Newgrange

Top heritage sites in Brú na Bóinne – art, tombs and stones at Newgrange

The most important monuments in Brú na Bóinne are the megalithic stones at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The before mentioned monuments are enlisted as World Heritage Sites. The most known of these three Irish passage tombs is Newgrange which dates back to approximately the 2nd or 3rd century BC. The diameter of the whole monument site is about 80 meters. The most outstanding piece among the stones is the one called the Entrance Stone which is beautifully decorated. Tombs and stones The mo... [ read more ]