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Knockroe Passage Tomb: Knockroe, Co Kilkenny

Knockroe Passage Tomb – Photo by Abarta Audioguides

Knockroe Passage Tomb – Photo by Abarta Heritage – http://www.abartaheritage.ie/

Knockroe Passage tomb can be found on the picturesque slopes above the Lingaun River. Originally Knockroe would have been a similar tomb to Newgrange, albeit on a smaller scale, and like Newgrange, Knockroe too is aligned with the Winter Solstice.

Knockroe has two burial chambers which are exposed as they long ago lost their earthen cover. Many of the stones lining the passageways of these tombs are highly decorated with wonderful megalithic art like spirals, hollow cup marks and zig-zags.

Knockroe is one of those wonderful sites that you can’t help thinking about long after your visit. Without being encumbered with its earthen mound, Knockroe is like the stony skeleton of a Neolithic passage tomb. Read More >>

Written by Neil Jackman

Neil is the owner of Abarta Audioguides, a newly launched Irish company that provide downloadable audioguides to Ireland’s wonderful heritage sites. On his blog Time Travel Ireland, Neil aims to tell the story of some of the sensational sites off the beaten track in Ireland. Neil’s Tips | Website

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