Saints and Stones: Dowth (Dubhadh)

Dowth is a Neolithic passage tomb in the Boyne Valley and the oldest of the three principal tombs of the Bru na Boinne complex of passage-tombs, the others being Newgrange and Knowth. Roughly the same size as the other two passage tombs, it was built in the same period 5,000 years ago. It is surrounded by kerbstones.

There are two passage tombs, but they are much less spectacular than Newgrange or Knowth with shorter passages and lower roofs. Both are on the western site of the mound, and they are referred to as Dowth North and Dowth South.

About Dowth (Dubhadh) Dowth
Megalithic Portal: Dowth
World Heritage Ireland: Dowth
Megalithic Ireland: Dowth Passage Tomb
Stone Pages: Dowth
Wikipedia: Dowth
Wikipedia: Passage Tombs

Journey to Dowth (Dubhadh)

Dowth is in County Meath, Ireland near the village of Slane and the River Boyne between Navan (to the west) and Drogheda (to the east) off the N2. Visitors to Dowth can drive directly to the site on the north bank of the river, a couple of miles from the Slane to Drogheda road. Access to the Dowth site is unrestricted. There is no public access to the two passage chambers at Dowth.

Map Reference: O023738

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Dowth may be found at the Meath Tourism Heritage website page. General tourist information for the area may be found on the Welcome to Meath Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Dowth (Dubhadh)

Road Sign for Dowth Passage Tomb
Descriptive Sign at Dowth Passage Tomb
Approaching Dowth Passage Tomb
Entrance to Souterrain, Dowth Passage Tomb
View of Interior to Souterrain, Dowth Passage Tomb
South Entrance, Dowth Passage Tomb
Interior, South Entrance, Dowth Passage Tomb
Dowth Passage Tomb
Side of Dowth Passage Tomb
Kerbstones, Dowth Passage Tomb
Kerbstone 51, Dowth Passage Tomb
Close-Up of Kerbstone 51, Dowth Passage Tomb

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