For our annual trip to Newgrange we were able to visit the Knowth monuments. Both 3rd and 4th class traveled up in the morning to the Boyne Valley visitor centre and we were brought out to the Knowth monuments.
Our first stop was to cross the Boyne river. We talked a little about the river and its use in helping to build the monuments.
Next we were met by an excellent guide who took us around the whole site and told us all about the different tombs despite the awful weather!
She told us about the decoration stones around the Knowth main monument and how the burial mounds were older than the pyramids!
Then we got to go inside the monument to see the narrow passages.
Our guide told us that they were used as burial chambers and that unfortunately the end of the passage had collapsed. She told us where the stone was gathered from and how these ancient people used to worship the sun.
Finally we were able to walk around the area and look at all the different tombs they had as well as stand on top of the main monument.
We all had a fantastic time, next time we hope it’s not raining!