Loughcrew Megalithic Site, Meath

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  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Meath
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The Loughcrew passage tombs, also known as Slieve na Calliagh, meaning Hill of the Witch, are situated South East of Oldcastle, Co Meath. There are over 30 mounds and cairns, mostly on the two main hills. One of the cairns is 120ft in diameter and was covered in white quartz the same as used at Newgrange. The tombs were built around 3200 BC. The primary purpose of these passage mounds is to measure time.

1. Loughcrew Megalithic Site, Meath

Altitude: 230 m

The Loughcrew passage tombs, also known as Slieve na Calliagh, meaning Hill of the Witch, are situated South East of Oldcastle, Co Meath. There are over 30 mounds and cairns, mostly on the two main hills. One of the cairns is 120ft in diameter and was covered in white quartz the same as used at Newgrange. The tombs were built around 3200 BC. The primary purpose of these passage mounds is to measure time.