Aerial photographs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth & Fourknocks

Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb - Aerial View
Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb was built about 3200 BC. The kidney shaped mound covers an area of over one acre and is surrounded by 97 kerbstones, some of which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The 19 metre long inner passage leads to a cruciform chamber with a corbelled roof. It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years. More...

Newgrange - Aerial View, Boyne Valley, Ireland
Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb in the Boyne Valley.

Aerial view of Newgrange, Irelands Ancient East
Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb - Ireland's Ancient East.

Newgrange - Aerial Photo, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Newgrange - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Newgrange - Aerial View, Co. Meath, Ireland
Newgrange prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland.

Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb
Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb and dates to about 3,200BC.

Knowth - Aerial View, Boyne Valley, Ireland
Knowth was built over 5000 years ago, probably after the construction of Newgrange and before the construction of Dowth. The Great Mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds. The Great Mound has two passages with entrances on opposite sides, the western passage is 34 metres long and the eastern passage is 40 metre long, ending with a cruciform chamber. More...

Aerial View - Knowth, Irelands Ancient East
Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb - Ireland's Ancient East.

Newgrange and Knowth, Boyne Valley, Ireland
Newgrange with Knowth in the background, Boyne Valley, Ireland.

Dowth Aerial View
Dowth the Fairy Mound of Darkness is about the same size as Newgrange and Knowth and was built in the same period over 5000 years ago. The mound was subjected to a very unprofessional excavation in 1847, two passage tombs were discovered but the mound was severely damaged in the process. The passages tombs are much less spectacular than Newgrange or Knowth with shorter passages and lower roofs. More...

Dowth Megalithic Passage Tomb - Irelands Ancient East
Dowth Megalithic Passage Tomb - Ireland's Ancient East.

Newgrange - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ireland
Newgrange - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dowth Henge, Boyne Valley, Ireland
Dowth Henge, Boyne Valley, Ireland.

Dowth Henge - Irelands Ancient East
Dowth Henge - Ireland's Ancient East.

Fourknocks Aerial View, Irelands Ancient East
Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Tomb - Ireland's Ancient East.

Fourknocks Aerial View, Irelands Ancient East
Fourknocks I and Fourknocks II - Ireland's Ancient East.

Aerial View of Fourknocks, Ireland
Fourknocks I, Fourknocks II and Fourknocks III - Ireland's Ancient East.

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 and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433  More ...