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View of the tumulus or barrow at Douth [Dowth], Co. of E.[ast] Meath, 25 miles from Dublin [...]

ca. 1780-1800

Gabriel Beranger

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Title

View of the tumulus or barrow at Douth [Dowth], Co. of E.[ast] Meath, 25 miles from Dublin [...]

Date

ca. 1780-1800

Description

A view of the mound at Dowth, Co. Meath with a path shown spiralling its way to a stone building or 'modern temple' (Beranger) on the top. Two men, one standing and one seated look towards the mound from its base.

Collective Title: Rambles thro' the county of Dublin and some others in Ireland
Citations/References: Beranger's Rambles in Ireland / with text by Peter Harbison. - Wordwell, 2004.
Original Accession: 3 C 31/8

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Location

Dowth, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

Tww Comment

Dowth (Dubhadh) is a neolithic passage tomb dated between 3200 and 2000 BC. It forms the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site. It exhibits remarkable solar alignment whereby the evening sun of the winter solstice reaches deep into the passage to light an inner chamber. The 'modern temple' was probably constructed by John Netterville, 6th Viscount Netterville. Beranger's painting was created before the site was excavated in 1847 by the Royal Irish Academy.

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