Matthewstown Passage Tomb - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Matthewstown Passage Tomb
This megalithic monument is all it promised to be, the wedge-shaped remains of a passage tomb. There are five orthostats on each side of the passage with three large roofstones, there are four more stones at the western end which may be part of the kerb, very little remains of a cairn. I left feeling rather pleased that the tomb was actually on this farm and with no worries about its survival.
Attractions Near Matthewstown Passage Tomb
1.59km from Matthewstown Passage Tomb
Ballyscanlan Lough is a lake in Ireland and has an elevation of 120 metres. Ballyscanlan Lough is situated west of Carrickavrantry, close to Carrigavantry Lake. An iconic location for a picnic and there are also so many options for adventures too.
3.21km from Matthewstown Passage Tomb
The ruins of Dunhill Castle is situated on a rock outcrop south of the village. The castle was owned by John Power in 1641 and traditionally it is thought to be an ancient stronghold which fell to Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century. It is one of the iconic attractions in this area and there are so many opportunities for travelling through history.
Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb
3.39km from Matthewstown Passage Tomb
Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is a dolmen and National Monument situated in County Waterford, Ireland. Its oval capstone measures 4 metres in length and 2.65 in width, it rests on the door-stone, and a cushion stone is situated between the capstone and the backstone. There are around ten portal tombs within a radius of twenty kilometres from here with the finest examples at Gaulstown and Knockeen plus many standing stones and a few passage tombs all very accessible.
3.51km from Matthewstown Passage Tomb
The Gaulstown Dolmen dates to c.3000-4000 BC and is regarded as one of the finest portal tombs in Ireland. The east-facing portal stones stand eight feet high and the capstone is 14-feet long and possibly weighs over 40 tonnes. It is likely that the structure was once enclosed by a mound or cairn, which has since been removed or eroded away. There is evidence that some of the upright stones may have moved over time, as the shape of the chamber has been impacted.
4.61km from Matthewstown Passage Tomb
This popular beach with its golden sand is sheltered by remarkable cliffs inland. It is one of the most well known and popular areas amongst photographers on the Copper Coast. There is plenty of features there especially if you are willing to explore some more unique areas and compositions. I’m going to break up this post into 2 parts, one focusing on the east side and the second the west side of the beach.
The Doneraile Walk
5.38km from Matthewstown Passage Tomb
The Doneraile walk covers about 2k along the cliff overlooking Tramore bay and across to Brownstown head on the other side of the bay. It has spectacular views of Tramore Bay, the Sandhills and Brownstown Head at the opposite side of the Bay. On a beautiful day there is nothing like a stroll along the cliff top where there are great areas to sit and even have a picnic.
Discover More Attractions in Waterford, Home of Matthewstown Passage Tomb
County Waterford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Munster and is part of the South-East Region. is the oldest city in Ireland and it is the perfect blend of ancient and modern. It is renowned for its exciting festivals and events such as the West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi, Winterval, Harvest Festival, Taste Tramore, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and Waterford Film Festival and many more.
Location of Matthewstown Passage Tomb
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