Knowth, in Irish Cnobha, is a place where there are Neolithic tombs. Knowth is one of the ancient monuments of Brú na Bóinne, which is situated to the north of Dublin. It's an amazing place because not only is it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also because the tombs were built thousands of years ago, with reasons that still aren't very well understood, complete with symbols, and a deep knowledge of astronomy or the operation of the sun and stars. That's because this place is intended to let the sun at a particular time of year and other details that scientists have gone to great pains to explain, considering improvements in the "technology" of the time. Knowth is the most spread out of the three sites there that are open to the public. But it's not like Newgrange, where you get to see inside the tombs. What you see are the tombs, small stone mounds covered with grass, and imagine how they were connected to each other so that the priests or druids could pass from one to another and make their funeral rites. Newgrange I liked because you can go in and actually see what is the Neolithic tomb.
St. Peter's Church stands on one of the main streets in Drogheda, which is a quiet town situated to the north of Dublin. When we got there we were ready to go explore. We had a great evening in the area, and we kept going into this church that had a proud looking neo-Gothic facade. Inside we found a little surprise. The head of the martyr Oliver Plunkett lies there in a glass case, covered in gleaming brass, beside the altar! Plunkett was hanged and then beheaded, probably during the persecution of the Catholics in the 17th century. In 1975 he was canonized. Your vision is a little tricky, why say anything, so if you are "strong emotions", avoid that corner of the church, heh, heh. The church, moreover, looks mosaics on the walls remind me of modernist art, and is generally a quiet and worth the spend :)
Dowth is a Neolithic tomb, also called Dubhadh in Irish. It is part of the Newgrange and Knowth which are considered UNESCO World Heritage sites. To visit, you first have to get to the archaeological site, where you take a electric minibus, because the site is very large.
Admission is 6 euros and will allow you access to a small and informative museum. If you want to see other Neolithic sites, there is an additional cost. Dowth tomb is the oldest of the three that can be visited (Newgrane and Knowth are the other two). Is less developed as a tourist attraction because it has many interior decorations. For thousands of years this place has been open and the interior decorations and tombs have been badly damaged due to the light, rain, farmers in the region who came to throwing parties. The tombs are similar to hills made of stones, Dowth measures 90 meters in diameter and 15 meters high, and has smaller mounds around. It is thought that they first burned their dead during a ceremony and then buried them in the tombs.
Slane is a charming little village in County Meath, and the main advantage to being or staying here is that it's the gateway to visiting the archaeological site Bru na Boine, which UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site. These neolithic tombs can be found throughout this region, from the very mystical, to the more plain. Slane would be a good base for you if you want to discover the region a little more on your own. It is on a hill beside the river Boyne which gives its name to the archaeological park, and has thousand or so. Around the very green field, the sheep, it's a typical Irish landscape that's really beautiful. To get you will take the N2 and N51 from Dublin,'re UNOA hour and a half drive. Historical sites around are for the oldest, 5000 years old! From Dublin, the region can be visited in one day, but it will be a long day. The people much more recent, in fact it was planned in the eighteenth century Georgian houses. There are two main streets, some pubs and shops for visitors, souvenirs, antiques and food. The Hill of Slane is an important religious center with a large cemetery.
The Boyne River gives life to one of the oldest and most important counties of Ireland, Meath County. The river runs a course of more than 112 kilometers. It begins in Trinity Well, Newbury Hall, near Carbury, County Kildare, and flows towards the Northeast through Meath county before emptying into the Irish Sea at the height of Drogheda.
Its an important site for fishing as there are abundant amounts of salmon and trout. Despite its relatively short journey, the Boyne has been important to the history, archeology and Irish mythology. This river passes near the ancient city of Trim, Trim Castle and the Hill of Tara (former headquarters of the Kings of Ireland), Navan, the Hill of Slane, Newgrange (archaeological site), Mellifont Abbey and the city Medieval Drogheda. In the Boyne Valley, there are plenty of historical and archaeological monuments that include Loughcrew, Kells, celtic crosses, castles and more. The Battle of the Boyne took place on the banks of the river in 1690. Photos are from the Trim area the video is of the Boyne River.
On the way to Tara from Bru na Boyne, is where you can find this cross that's situated on the side of the road. It was built in 1675 for Sir Luke Balthe by his wife Cecilia Dowdal who lived in Athcarne Castle. The cross has renaissance as well as baroque influences. On the right side of the cross we can see a crucified Christ with his arms over his head and feet resting on a skull. The left side shows the Virgin with the Child.
Formerly known as Achall, the current name comes from Scrin Choluim chille (or: relics of Colmcille). In 875 the relics of Saint Colmcille were brought here. The monastery was looted between the 10th and 12th century and the same relics were stolen in 1027 but were recovered, thankfully. The present church dates back to the 15th century. You'll find it at (N 53 ° 35,147 W 33,747 6th). It was a real pleasure wandering around the ruins surrounded by cemeteries and the background music of croaking ravens that inhabit huge and cold hard wind Irish.
This beautiful site is most famous for having been the headquarters of the Kings of pre-Christian Ireland, who came to the thrown after winning in battle. They only came into power after the battle, not through an inherited monarchy. It is believed that 142 kings have ruled Ireland from there. The buildings have not survived but then there are remnants remain and have been etched into the surface of the hill. All circumferences and profiles of the old buildings are included in a large circle on the ground, dating back to the Iron Age.
The ancient religion and mythology of Temair, this place in Ireland was considered a sacred place, an abode of the gods, and was the entrance to another world. St. Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans in place of major importance. In the pictures you see the Real Seat, the main mound. In the center, you'll be able to see the Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny, a Neolithic menhir presiding over this hill for more than 4000 years.
Location: 12 km south of Navan on the N3 N 53 ° 34.877 W 6 ° 36.585
Drogheda is the exchange point between Dublin and Newgrange. But for us, ultimately became one more visit. St Lawrence Gate is impressive from afar, it hypnotizes you slowly until you reach it by foot.