Winter Solstice tour of Fourknocks 12 noon 21st December 2023Join Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland for a tour of the archaeology, history, mythology and astronomy of the Fourknocks passage-tomb
Cost:$7.00 – $31.00 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 at winter solstice.
Date: Thursday 21st December 2023
Time: 12 noon
Where: Fourknocks passage-tomb, Co. Meath. (Click here for Google Maps location)
Anthony Murphy has been leading tours of the monuments and landscapes of Ireland's Ancient East for the past 15 years. He gives regular public tours as well as leading private groups through the Boyne Valley landscape. He is the author of nine books about the myths and monuments of Ireland's eastern region. He has appeared on National Geographic, Discovery Science, The History Channel, Channel 4, BBC and RTÉ as an expert on the mythology, archaeology and history of the area.