Tourist attractions in Meath

  • Newgrange Neolithic Passage Tomb

    Newgrange Neolithic Passage Tomb

    Newgrange is a passage tomb and ancient temple constructed in the Neolithic period (New Stone Age), around 3,200 B.C, or over 5,000 years ago. This dates the structure as being older than the Great Pyramids in Egypt and older than Stonehenge in England. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its inner chamber is illuminated by the rising sun at the winter solstice via a roof-box opening. This, together with the design and scale of the construction, suggests a well-organised society.