Townleyhall

Passage Tomb

Also known as littlegrange the passage tomb at Townleyhall is part of the Boyne Valley Complex, as part of that group this tomb is identified as site T. Built around 3000 BC the chamber, unlike the cruciform shapes at Newgrange and Knowth, is a rectangle and appears as an extension of the passage, as can be seen in the image below , most of the orthostats that make up the passage are missing but their sockets are shown with concrete markers. From here the great cairns at Newgrange and Dowth can clearly be seen.

Kerbstones

Remaining orthostat

Situated: From Dublin take the N2 north, at Slane take a right for Drogheda the N51, about 500 metres after the right turn for Newgrange there is a small cottage on your right, the site is on your left. Access is via a small stile hidden in the bushes along the side of the road.

Discovery Map 43: O 0222 7573. Last visit Aug 2018.

Longitude: 6° 27' 4" W

Latitude: 53° 43' 16" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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