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View of the remains of a druidical monument at Douth [Dowth], Co[unty] of Meath, 2 miles from Slane, & 24 miles from Dublin [...]

Date

ca. 1780-1800

Collective Title

Rambles through the County of Dublin and some of the neighbouring ones.

Collection

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Description

A view of a monument at Dowth, Co. Meath; a circle of large stones of which four are erect. A man measures one of the tall stones by tying a piece of string around the circumference. Two men below the monument, in the foreground to the left, point at something below.

This once imposing but now destroyed, monument at Dowth in the Boyne Valley was at a place called Cloghlea, located just over the wall at the eastern end of the long stretch of road on which the great tumulus of Dowth is situated in the same townland. One of the stones still survived in the late 1960s, but now all have gone.
Original Accession: 3 C 32/13

Citations/References: Beranger's Rambles in Ireland / with text by Peter Harbison. - Wordwell, 2004.

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Location

Dowth, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

Medium