the mound is encircled by 127 kerbstones, of which three are missing, and four badly damaged.
one of the passageways at Knowth (photo from the internet - we were not inside)
There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it has been speculated that it had religious significance – it is aligned with the rising sun and its light floods the chamber on the winter solstice.
The large mound has been estimated to date from between 2500 and 2000 BC.
Newgrange is a prehistoric monument on the north side of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids
interior passageway and chamber at Newgrange (photo from the internet - we were inside but photography was prohibited)
Knowth contains more than a third of the total number of examples of megalithic art in all of Western Europe; over 200 decorated stones were found during excavations. Much of the artwork is found on the kerbstones, particularly approaching the entrances to the passages.
Knowth is a Neolithic passage grave and an ancient monument of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne in the valley of the River Boyne
Many of the motifs are typical: spirals, lozenges and serpentiform. However, the megalithic art at Knowth contains a wide variety of images, such as crescent shapes
note the table hanging from the ceiling - restuarant in Drogheda
The site consists of a large circular mound with a stone passageway and interior chambers. The mound has a retaining wall at the front and is ringed by engraved kerbstones