Newgrange

Neolithic Tombs of Meath

Dowth mound is 50 feet high and 200 feet in diameter.

On the day of Winter Solstice, in the astral calendar, sunlight enters the tomb to shine on a decorated stone.

It is interesting to wander the site and contemplate the mystery.

The creators were the most advanced Neolithic civilisation in Europe.


Newgrange is perhaps the most famous of the three mounds.

Over 180,000 tons of stone went into building this cairn.

The mound is 36 feet high.

Inside are many decorated stones.

Once again on the day of the Winter Solstice the sun illuminates the inside.

It is said to be 4000 years old and the oldest man made “building” in the world.


Knowth is the third mound.

It is twice the size of Newgrange and 500 years older.

It was used for burial right up to Norman times.

The tunnel to the central chamber is over one hundred feet in length.

The chamber is decorated with 250 stones.


At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we enjoy exploring these mounds with our clients.

Don’t miss them on any tours of Ireland.