Knowth Mace Head
Ceremonial carved flint Mace Head found in the right-hand recess of the eastern
tomb chamber. It would originally have been mounted on a wooden
handle through the large hole. This is undoubtedly one of the finest
works of art created by the passage tomb builders of western Europe.
This image is about the size of the actual mace head which is only 80mm long.
The Mace Head featured in The Irish Times
'A history of Ireland in 100 objects'
Photograph by Eddie Kelly from the Irish Times on 7th September 1982 - Professor George Eogan
is showing the Taoiseach of the time, Mr Haughey (right) the recently discovered Knowth Mace Head. Also in the photograph is
Professor Brendan O'Riordan the director of the National Museum at the time.
Replica of the decorated flint
(7.9 cm in length; 324.5 gm weight) found at
the entrance to the right-hand recess of the eastern passage tomb, Knowth Site 1.
Boyne Valley Private Day 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