Fourknocks Passage Tomb

Ardcath , Co. Meath

Fourknocks Passage Tomb
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Fourknocks Passage Tomb in Ardcath, Co. Meath.

Fourknocks Passage Tomb complex dates from the Neolithic period and is thought to be over 5,000 years old. Guided tours are available and visitors will be shown around the cruciform chamber that was used for ceremonial and ritual activity along with that of burials. Excavated in 1950-52, this small mound contains a large cruciform tomb with three recesses opening off a central chamber. Many stones bear megalithic art. The roof, originally timber, was restored using a concrete dome.

The surrounding landscape also contains numerous sites & monuments dating from the Bronze Age. Nearby in Stamullen village are the medieval ruins of St. Patricks' Church and St. Christophers' chapel and the very unique Cadaver stone tomb monuments, and the grave of lady Elizabeth Butler who was a world renowned artist of the later 19th century.

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