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Site U (ruined mound) - aligned with Newgrange for equinox

Site U

This 'pile of stones' is marked on maps as being site U, and is located due east of Newgrange, and hence they are both aligned with the Equinoctial Sun. George Coffey (1912) marks them on his map as "stones". It seems these boulders are all that remains of what may have been a mound, which was mostly destroyed probably before the turn of the 20th century. There are traces of milky quartz, the same stone which was used at Newgrange, scattered in the field around this site.

Site U to Site B

Some of the stones of ruined site U. In the distance is mound B which is located down the slopes near the edge of the river Boyne.

Site U

Archaeologist Clare O'Kelly* said about this site: " . . . less than half a mile east of Newgrange is a site that may be a destroyed passage grave (site U) also with the remains of a kerb . . ."

* Illustrated guide to Newgrange, 1967, 1971, John English & Co.e

Site U stone

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