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Loughcrew - Ireland

The UNESCO World Heritage Brú na Bóinne sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are world famous. However there is another prehistoric complex at Loughcrew in County Meath which is often overlooked. Clusters of Megalithic Cairns are dotted around the Slieve na Caillaigh hills at Loughcrew.

At Cairn T the backstone of the chamber is illuminated by a beam of light at sunrise on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes.  More on Loughcrew ...


Fourknocks - Ireland

Fourknocks is a Passage Chamber Tomb built about 5000 years ago. It is located 10 miles southeast of Newgrange between Ardcath in County Meath and the Naul in County Dublin.

Fourknocks has a short passage leading into a wide pear shaped chamber with three smaller offset chambers. The original roof was probably a wooden structure supported by a central pole. The current concrete roof was constructed in 1952 at the end of a 2 year excavation.  More on Fourknocks ...


Gavrinis - Brittany, France

The Isle of Goats just off the coast of Brittany in France is home to the wonderful Gavrinis megalithic cairn. The cairn is about 5500 years old, it is 60 metres in diameter and covers a passage and chamber which is lined with elaborately engraved stones. Gavrinis is remarkable similar to Newgrange which was built about 300 years later. There must have been close contact between the Neolithic people of Ireland and Brittany which are 400km apart.

Gavrinis (Gavr'inis) is a 10 minute boat trip from the harbour at Larmor Baden, the round trip including the guided tour lasts about 1 hour and 20 minutes. More on Gavrinis ...


Cairnpapple - Scotland

The cairn on Cairnpapple Hill is the same age as Newgrange, built about 5000 year ago, it was excavated in the 1940s and what you see today is a protective concrete structure covering the interior of the cairn. Cairnpapple Hill at 310m (1000ft) high is one of the best viewpoints in central Scotland.  More on Cairnpapple ...

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Boyne Valley Private Day Tours

Boyne Valley Tours Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Norman castle in Ireland  More ...
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