ME01572 - FOURKNOCKS - Megalithic structure

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The following description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Date of upload/revision: 10 July 2007 Megalithic Structure Situated some 50m to E of passage-tomb (ME033-028001-) this site, on excavation in 1950-2, was shown to be a composite monument. It comprised an ovoid mound (ME033-029003-) with cists and pit burials (ME033-029004- and ME033-029005-) which covered, at SW, a small cairn (ME033-029002-) and, at NE, a megalithic passage with a transverse fosse at its SE end; both passage and transverse fosse contained burials. The primary finds indicate that the monument was constructed by passage-tomb peoples. (PRIA 1971, 35-83) This monument is subject to a preservation order made under the National Monuments Acts 1930 to 2014 (PO no. 18/1976).

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.5969, -6.32547

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