Fourknocks: archaeology, astronomy and alignments 5th June

A tour of the interior of the Fourknocks megalithic passage-tomb, Co. Meath, with author and mythologist Anthony Murphy


$7.00 per person



About this experience

The 5,000-year-old megalithic passage-tomb of Fourknocks, Co. Meath, is just nine miles (14.7km) as the crow flies from Newgrange. Yet this small counterpart of the great Brú na Bóinne monuments is much less well known than Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, even though it was probably built by the same people.

Explore the monument of Fourknocks – including a close-up look at the beautiful megalithic art in its interior chamber – and hear Anthony Murphy discuss the monument's setting, the other monuments in the area, its relationship with Brú na Bóinne and the identification of the Fourknocks complex in old mythological tracts. Anthony will also discuss the possible astronomical implications of the Fourknocks chamber, and its alignment with several other monuments.

Take a trip back through 5,000 years of history and visit the interior of one of Ireland's oldest buildings.

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Anthony Murphy is a tour guide, author, mythologist and broadcaster who has published nine books about the myths and monuments of Ireland. He has appeared as a specialist on ancient Ireland on National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Science, BBC, Channel 4 and RTÉ. He has written about mythology for the Irish Times. He runs the popular website and runs a weekly livestream called Live Irish Myths.