Knocknarea & Meave’s Cairn

AMaeve’s cairn is by far the largest monument on Knocknarea, being 10m high and 55m across at the base. It is estimated that the stones used in the construction of Meave’s Cairn would weigh approx’ 40,000 metric tons. It probably covers a passage tomb similar to those at Carrowkeel and in the Boyne valley and would have been built by Neolithic peoples about 3000 BC.

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