Dowth, county Meath
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Nearest village: Slane
Dowth is more or less 'off-limits' to visitors,
and despite past depredations, is the least interfered-with tomb in the Boyne Valley.
(The electric lights do not work.)
One of the many decorated stones inside.
A lintel-stone in the chamber of the Southern tomb.
Another stone inside the Southern tomb, photographed by Pádraig Ó Cumiscaigh.
Note the 'shelf' at the top.
A detail of one of the Eastern kerbstones.
The back kerbstone, K.51, lit by the rising winter sun.
This photo is taken from DOWTH: WINTER SUNSETS by Anne-Marie Moroney,
published by Flax Mill Publications, 34 Ballypark, Flax Mill Lane, Drogheda, county Louth (IRL).
ISBN 0 9533822 3 0
A kerbstone revealed during excavation.
For more on the history of Dowth, see the Voices from the Dawn website.