"A fascinating insight into Ireland's ancient burial sites" - Irish Independent
A is a sizeable tumulus located southeast of Newgrange.
It sits in direct alignment with the Winter Solstice sunrise as
viewed from Newgrange, but is much lower down than the rising sun.
The site has not been excavated, and is protected from damage by
cattle by means of an electric fence. According to George Coffey
(1912): "A is 220 feet in circumference and about the same
height. The measurements are approximate."
mound is surrounded by an embankment which has been largely ploughed
away. The denuded earthwork is roughly circular in plan with a
maximum external diameter of 175m. There is a13m-wide opening
in the east.*
"Embanked enclosures of the Boyne Region", Proceedings
of the RIA, Vol 91, C, No.9, Geraldine Stout, 1991.