Local nameKnowth

Knowth is a Neolithic passage grave and an ancient monument of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne located 8.4 km west of Drogheda in Ireland's valley of the River Boyne. It is the largest passage grave of the Brú na Bóinne complex. It consists of a large mound and 17 smaller satellite tombs. The mound is about 12 metres high and 67 metres in diameter, covering roughly a hectare. It contains two passages placed along an east-west line and is encircled by 127 kerbstones, of which three are missing, and four badly damaged.

The large mound has been estimated to date from c. 3200 BC. The passages are independent of each other, leading to separate burial chambers. The eastern passage arrives at a cruciform chamber, not unlike that found at Newgrange, which contains three recesses and basin stones into which the cremated remains of the dead were placed.

Tags Archaeological SiteHillNeolithicAncient ArtMegalithMonument
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Opening hours

Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre

Mar - Apr: Daily: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
May: Daily: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Jun - Mid Sep: Daily: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Mid Sep - End Sep: Daily: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Oct: Daily: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Nov - Dec: Daily: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dec 24 - 27: closed
Last admission: 1 hour 45 mins before closing time.


Exhibition and Knowth:
Adult: €5
Child, Student, senior: €3

Exhibition and Newgrange and Knowth:
Adult: €11
Child/Student: €6
Senior: €8

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +353 41 988 0300

Address Ireland

Coordinates 53°42'4.321" N -6°29'29.072" E

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