is a Stone Age passage tomb built 5,200 years ago which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.
The passage and chamber at Newgrange are aligned with the rising sun on the mornings around the
Knowth is a Stone Age Passage Tomb in the Boyne Valley
and with Newgrange and Dowth makes up the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dowth - part of the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site.
The passage and chamber at Dowth are aligned to the setting sun on the evenings
around the Winter Solstice.
Battle of the Boyne
- visitor centre on the site of the 1690 battle between King James and King William.
Hill of Slane - The burial place of king Sláine
in Irish mythology, St. Patrick is said to have lit the first paschal fire on the hill.
Ardmulchan - The ruins of Ardmulchan Church are on a magnificent elevated site overlooking the River Boyne.
Dating from the 12th Century, the church’s remains include a square bell tower.
Francis Ledwidge Museum near the village of Slane
is the birthplace of World War I poet Francis Ledwidge. The 19th century farm
labourer’s cottage houses the poet’s works and artefacts from World War I.
1. Brú na Bóinne - Stone age Passage Tombs at Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth)
2. Hill of Tara – Seat of the Celtic Kings of Ireland.
3. Trim Castle - the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.
4. Loughcrew- cluster of Megalithic Tombs on the Carnbane East Hill.
5. Kells - Celtic Crosses, Round Tower, St. Columbkille's House.
6. Mellifont Abbey - Cistercian Abbey founded in 1142.
7. Monasterboice - Early Christian site with round tower and 10th century
Celtic High Crosses.
8. Battle of the Boyne - the site of the 1690 battle between King James and King William.
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