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Site E east of Newgrange

Mound E near Newgrange

This well-preserved mound is marked as Site E on maps, but is located on private land and difficult to access. The tumulus is bounded by an incomplete ring of stones which possibly formed a complete kerb at one time. There is no known passage at the mound. The above view was taken from the eastern side of the mound, while the one below was pictured from the southern side.

Mound E

George Coffey (1912) described this mound as "one of the most remarkable of the lesser tumuli" of the Boyne Valley complex. "Its base is enclosed by a well-defined circle of boundary stones. It measures about 280 feet in circumference and 12 feet in height," Coffey stated.

Mound E

It is interesting to note that when standing at site E, the Summer Solstice sun rises over Dowth.

Stones at site E

This is a picture of three of the 'boundary stones' at Site E. The row of stones reminds me more of an alignment of standing stones than part of a kerb. They are certainly very unusual in shape and size for kerbstones. The centre stone is the largest boundary stone at Site E.

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