Lunchtime tours of Dowth 29-30 MayA tour of the myths, archaeology, alignments and history of the Dowth megalithic monument with Anthony Murphy
Cost:$7.00 – $31.00 per person
About this experience
Dowth is one of the three giant megalithic passage-tombs of Brú na Bóinne (along with Newgrange and Knowth). Although it has not been excavated in recent times, like its sisters, Dowth is an extraordinary monument with two known chambers and a kerb of 115 giant stones.
Explore the story of Dowth with Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland, see some of its wonderful megalithic art, and hear about how the monument could have been destroyed in the 19th century but was saved by the fact that it didn't contain any gold!
Take a trip back through over 5,000 years of history and legend at one of Ireland's largest but least-known monuments.
These are lunchtime tours, taking place from 1pm until 2.15pm. Note that a family ticket is for 2x adults and 2x children. Participants must make their own way to the monument. Parking is along the public road directly outside the monument.
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 www.mythicalireland.com and runs a weekly livestream called Live Irish Myths.