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Knockroe Passage Tomb - Things to Know Before Visiting

Unnamed Road Knockroe Co, Knockroe, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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About Knockroe Passage Tomb

This majestic neolithic tomb was approximately 5000 years old. Known locally as ‘The Caiseal’, it has only been excavated since 1990. There are two chambers on the site: the larger western chamber is aligned so that sunlight at sunset at the winter solstice shines along the passageway. It is National Monument no. 655, managed by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the state.

Attractions Near Knockroe Passage Tomb

Kilcash Castle
Kilcash Castle9.11km from Knockroe Passage Tomb

Kilcash Castle is an Irish ruined castle in County Tipperary. Situated on the N24 road west of Ballydine, it is believed to date from the 16th century and was gradually extended over the following centuries. This building was partially repaired in the 1980s and is now safe to visit. In the graveyard, the mausoleum contains the tombs with headstones carved with elaborate scenes of the crucifixion.

South Leinster Way
South Leinster Way9.35km from Knockroe Passage Tomb

The South Leinster Way is a long distance walking route which runs from Kildavin, Co. Carlow to Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Taking five days to complete, the picturesque South Leinster Way runs southwestwards from the village of Kildavin in County Carlow, through parts of County Kilkenny and finishes in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary.

Ormond Castle
Ormond Castle9.64km from Knockroe Passage Tomb

This is the best example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. Built in the 1560s by Thomas Butler, the 10th Earl of Ormond. The U-shape of the manor house surrounds a small courtyard that abuts the north of the castle's bawn. The manor has two floors and a gabled attic. The building contains some fine period furniture and is decorated with unique and elaborate ornate stucco plasterwork in which Black Tom highlight his family’s connections to Queen Elizabeth I.

Leac an Scail, Kilmogue Dolmen
Leac an Scail, Kilmogue Dolmen9.84km from Knockroe Passage Tomb

Leac an Scail, is one of the tallest and most spectacular examples of a portal dolmen in Ireland, it is located near Knocktopher in County Kilkenny. It has been constructed using a large capstone resting on two large portal stones and a pillow stone resting on a backstone. It is now a visitor attraction and there are so many tourists arriving day by day.

Callan Motte
Callan Motte12.77km from Knockroe Passage Tomb

Callan Motte is a motte-and-bailey and National Monument in Callan, Ireland.The eastward facing base of the Motte is situated approximately 100m from the King's River and its floodplain. This floodplain extends along the western riverbank, interrupted only by a small series of riverside residences adjoining both sides of the bridge.

Poulakerry Castle
Poulakerry Castle13.52km from Knockroe Passage Tomb

The early 16th century tower house at Poulakerry was a stronghold of the Butler Fitzwilliams family. The 4/5 storey tower house guarded a crossing over the River Suir, 100 metres to the south. The castle passed from William Butler to his sons Robert and Theobald Butler in the 16th century. The badly damaged castle was repaired and used as a garrison before being passed to John Rathborne. The castle, now missing the battlements, was restored in 1970 and used as a private residence.

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County Kilkenny is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. It is named after the city of Kilkenny. There are so many things to see and do here.