Knowth World Heritage Site
Knowth Aerial View


Brú na Bóinne
The Boyne Valley

Knowth Kerbstone

  • Knowth was built over 5000 years ago, approximately 3200BC, by a Neolithic (later stone age) farming community.

  • Access to Knowth is via the Visitors Centre on the other side of the river Boyne.

  • The Celts didn't build Knowth; it was built about 2500 years before the first Celts set foot in Ireland.

  • Two other mounds of similar size were built in the Boyne Valley - Newgrange and Dowth.

  • Judging from the splendour and magnificence of Knowth it was most likely a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.

  • Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Over 200,000 people visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre every year.