"A fascinating insight into Ireland's ancient burial sites" - Irish Independent
Astronomy at Dowth
51 - stellar representations and calculations perhaps revealing
knowledge of heliacal risings of the Pleiades, the study of precession
and the Metonic Cycle.
interior of Dowth's southern passage
and chamber, featuring some stunning megalithic art. The passage
is aligned so that Winter solstice sunset illuminates the chamber.
Dowth's northern chamber, which
features some stunning astronomical art, and was probably aligned
on the setting Moon at minor standstill.
art at Dowth
of 5,000-year-old carvings on the kerbstones
at Dowth. Includes art on the rear of kerb 51 and other carvings
never before seen on the internet.
site Q - aligned on solstices
enclosure - The second-largest henge site in Ireland
has entrances oriented towards Summer Solstice sunrise,
revealed by our research at the site.
Dowth sacred causeway? A newly-discovered feature in the landscape, revealed by LiDAR imagery, appears to connect the Dowth passage-tomb with the nearby henge monument and a destroyed stone circle.
- Winter Sunsets
article by author Anne-Marie Moroney, accompanied by some
fantastic photographs, based on her book Dowth
- Winter Sunsets - a two-year study showing how the
sun illuminates the chamber at Winter Solstice.
(destruction) at Dowth
1849 the Royal Irish Academy carried out a botched "excavation"
at Dowth, which caused extensive damage. This
article, taken from a newspaper in 1856, comments on
- general views
view of Dowth shows a possible standing
stone in the field near the great mound. Kerb
50 - this stone on the eastern side of the mound features
a vertical line, similar to those seen on K1 and K52 at
Newgrange and the East and West entrance stones at Knowth. Dowth entrance - the entrance
to the southern chamber.