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Four Knocks Tomb - Things to Know Before Visiting

Fourknocks, Stamullen, Co. Meath, Ireland

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About Four Knocks Tomb

Four Knocks is a Passage Chamber Tomb built about 5000 years ago. It is located 10 miles southeast of Newgrange between Ardcath in County Meath and the Naul in County Dublin. It has a short passage leading into a wide pear shaped chamber with three smaller offset chambers. The original roof was probably a wooden structure supported by a central pole. The name Fourknocks may be from the Irish Fuair Cnocs meaning Cold Hills.

Attractions Near Four Knocks Tomb

Athcarne Castle
Athcarne Castle8.09km from Four Knocks Tomb

This is an Elizabethan castle now in ruins, located near Duleek in County Meath. It was constructed by William Bathe in 1590 and was then rebuilt in 1830. The castle was abandoned in the 1950s and is now in a sorry state of repair. It is claimed that King James II once owned the castle and that he stayed there in 1690 when en route to the Battle of the Boyne. Some say that his ghost returns to the castle on occasions and appears dumbfounded.

The Cú Chulainn Coaster
The Cú Chulainn Coaster10.35km from Four Knocks Tomb

A majestic wooden roller coaster located at Tayto Park in Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland. Manufactured by The Gravity Group, the wooden coaster features an overbanked turn and opened on 6 June 2015. With the figure of Ireland’s greatest mythological warrior emblazoned across the front of the rollercoaster, Cú Chulainn leads his passengers through an epic and thrilling experience like no other.

Tayto Park
Tayto Park10.79km from Four Knocks Tomb
Laytown Beach
Laytown Beach10.95km from Four Knocks Tomb

A beautiful sandy beach interrupted by the Nanny River. On one side there are dunes, sandy beach and shell bank and on the other side of the river there is a thatched cottage, which is a popular photo motif. A good location for a picnic and also there are so many options for refresh your mind.

Red Mountain Open Farm
Red Mountain Open Farm12.46km from Four Knocks Tomb

The farm is a family run mixed farm with Tillage, Sheep, Poultry, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs and Rabbits set in the open countryside of the Boyne Valley near the village of Donore. With fantastic facilities and opportunities nearby, it serves as heart-warming accommodation for a group of friends or family wanting to explore Counties Louth, Meath, Dublin and Wicklow.

Bettystown Beach
Bettystown Beach12.73km from Four Knocks Tomb

Bettystown Beach is a sandy beach in a popular seaside resort. The beach is a long beach stretching from the River Boyne on the border of County Meath and County Louth in the north down to the River Nanny at Laytown to the South. This southern stretch is Laytown beach.

Where is Four Knocks Tomb

Discover More Attractions in Meath, Where Four Knocks Tomb Is Located

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Meath is the 14th-largest of Ireland's 32 counties by area, and the eighth-largest in terms of population. In terms of natural attractions, the county has a relatively tame landscape compared to other parts of Ireland, with no mountains, a short coastline and generally little forest cover. There are however a number of National Parks and Wildlife Service protected sites within county.