Saints and Stones: Townleyhall

The passage tomb at Townleyhall is part of the Boyne Valley Complex of Neolithic passage tombs built around 5,000 years ago. The chamber, unlike Newgrange and Knowth, is a rectangle and appears as an extension of the passage.

Most of the tomb is missing, but concrete markers show where the missing passage orthostats once stood.

From Townleyhall, the great mounds at Newgrange and Dowth can clearly be seen.

About Townleyhall Townleyhall Megalithic Passage Tomb
Megalithic Portal: Townleyhall Passage Tomb
Megalithic Ireland: Townleyhall
Wikipedia: Passage Tombs

Journey to Townleyhall

From the village of Slane, take the N51 to Drogheda. About 1/3rd of a mile after the right turn for Newgrange and just after crossing the border into County Louth, Ireland, there is a small cottage on your right. The site is in the field to the left. Access is via a small stile almost hidden in the bushes along the side of the road.

Map Reference: O024757

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Townleyhall may be found at the website. General tourist information may be found at the Discover Ireland: County Louth website.

Additional Photos of Townleyhall

Approaching Townleyhall Passage Tomb
Descriptive Sign at Townleyhall Passage Tomb
Chamber, Townleyhall Passage Tomb
Orthostats, Townleyhall Passage Tomb
Orthostats, Townleyhall Passage Tomb
Kerbstones, Townleyhall Passage Tomb

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