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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 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago 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.

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

1  Thank traumaknight
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

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

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.

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!

Thank Becky G
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.

Thank Marian B
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.

Thank delboywex
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Usual visitors go to the Newgrange/Knowth sites, but to get here you have to have your own transportation. There are few signs and it is definitely difficult to find. However, it is worth it in seeing what Knowth would look like if not reconstructed. Few...More

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Our rental car was broken into at Dowth as well. In speaking with the neighbors in this area and the Garda (police) we learned break-ins like this are a pretty common occurrence at Dowth. If you do decide to park here do not leave anything...More

1  Thank CyFan97
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