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Dowth Passage Tomb

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On the way to Newgrange

The tour I joined offered to stop before our destination. Seems rather abandoned and raw but it is... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
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Beautiful passage tomb

This is a totally different experience than Newgrange and Knowth. It is very close to both of... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Augusta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This site free and relatively undeveloped compared with Newgrange and Knowth; thank goodness. The dip in the center was caused by earlier excavations but somehow it doesn’t distract from the magic. The site is entered through a small gate and it seems as if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

When you go to the Bru na Boone Centre for tickets to NewGrange and Knowth take the time after for the very short drive to Dowth. All three sites have their own flavour with Dowth being the smaller of the three. Dowth is not marked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The tour I joined offered to stop before our destination. Seems rather abandoned and raw but it is still being excavated and researched. It is amazing combination of such sites are scattered around the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 726ayas
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a totally different experience than Newgrange and Knowth. It is very close to both of those tombs. However, it is not attached to the visitor center at all. It is in a field; when I was there, a few dozen sheep were wandering...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This site is pristine, unlike Newgrange and Knowth. There's no entry to the Cairn, although you can see where the now barred entry exists. The top of the carin has caved in, in the field is currently being used for sheep grazing. You can climb...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TravelBuff97
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Visited Newgrange and thought Dowth was just as cool! Fun to be able to walk around and see the rocks and then walk to the top of the Passage Tomb. Couldn't go inside and there is not a formal gate or anything but we had...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lillie M
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Unlike Newgrange, this burial mound is not open to the public. you can walk up to it, and around and over it, but the chambers are closed off. Still worth a visit if in the area. Free admission to the site.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank malcolmmanners
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

This is the third of the three passage tombs. It is free and has open access. You get to see what Newgrange and Knowth would have looked like before their excavation and reconstruction. Well worth a stop off!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank bgreen73
Reviewed September 19, 2017

hidden gem, hidden place, not far away from Newgrange, worth it to come here. entrance is for free, interesting history about this place and definitley worth to get on top of this place, where you get nice view to nearby area.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank marianb813
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

This lesser known site is one to add to your itinerary if you are in the area and visiting the more well known Knowth and Newgrange sites. On the day of my visit I was the only visitor.

Date of experience: August 2017
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