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318924
names
Dowth
Dubhadh ("dark")
coordinates
53.703731° N, 6.450369° W
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041/988-0300

Essays on Dowth

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 7, 2011

    Dowth is closed to visitors for safety reasons, but you can drive to the mound and view it from the road. The Dowth mound, mishapen and covered with grass and trees, gives a good idea of what the more famous Newgrange and Knowth mounds looked like before they were excavated and restored. Dowth is larger than Newgrange - about 85m in diameter - and taller, with a height of 14m. The crater in the top is the result of earlier excavations; there is also some quarrying damage on the western side. The mound is surrounded by 115 kerbstones, some of them decorated. continue reading →

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Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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