"The Boyne valley" Newgrange Passage Tomb Tip by tvdm

Newgrange Passage Tomb, Ireland: 21 reviews and 25 photos


The Boyne valley features the oldest monuments in Ireland: the site of Newgrange (pic) is older than the Egyptian pyramids and - after a huge restoration - gives a unique insight on prehistoric building.
It is unknown whether Newgrange's hilltop buildings were temples or graves, but they are spectacular nonetheless. Enter the site and with artificial light you can see that during the winter solstice the tombs are illuminated once a year. Closeby the small but pretty graveyard of Monasterboice has the largest and most beautifully decorated Celtic crosses in Ireland.

Address: Donore, County Meath
Directions: Newgrange and Monasterboice lie very close to Drogheda, about 45 minutes driving north of Dublin.
Website: http://www.newgrange.com/

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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