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Talk about off the beaten path! What a find thanks to Trip Advisor users - I went to New Grange the last time I came to Ireland and planned to go back this time but stumbled on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Talk about off the beaten path! What a find thanks to Trip Advisor users - I went to New Grange the last time I came to Ireland and planned to go back this time but stumbled on this instead - definitely worth the trip off the road!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Didn't even know this place existed! Such a lovely, personal visit. It's a mini version of newgrange and you can go into the tomb as well.

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Perkinston, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our small bus tour guide, John (Day Tours Wicklow/Hilltop Treks), collected the key to this quiet country site. Four Knocks is a 2000+ year old passage tomb with carved lintels in an inner chamber that is larger that Newgrange's. The passageway aligns with the sun three times a year.

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Swords, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Unlike New Grange which is now very organised almost to the point of regimented - The Four Knocks is a much moire intimate experience. The key is obtained from Mrs White who lives about a mile down the road. Bring €20 for the deposit. You let yourself into the tomb and can walk around and drink in the atmosphere yourself.... More 

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Hradec Králové, Kralovehradecky Kraj, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Anyone can borrow key to the tomb! You only need take deposit 20 euro. Owner of the key lives about a mile away. I recommend to take some light, is dark inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The key is kept by someone living about a mile away and you need to leave a €20, refundable deposit, they will not give you the key without it! Key has to be back by 6pm. We couldn't get the key due to this so couldn't go inside. The views around it were amazing though- Cooley mountains, Irish Sea and... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is definitely off the beaten path. In order to enter the tomb you need to get a key from a near by resident. You will never be here at the same time as anybody else. This is a must see for the Boyne Valley, especially if you are visiting ancient sites. The artwork inside is in great condition. Bring... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The passage tomb at Fourknocks is in remarkably good condition, and the carvings inside very well preserved. We visited late in the day, and illuminated the carvings by flashlight - we had the place to ourselves, which really added to the experience. Highly recommend visiting this fascinating, less crowded site. To get in, stop at a house nearby and borrow... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Four Knocks is an opportunity to have a 5000 year old passage chamber tomb to yourself. There are directions at the remote site to obtain the key from a nearby farmhouse to enter the chamber. The chamber is in restored condition and you have a feeling of closeness to the prehistoric people you don't get at the nearby tourist coach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2006

Hi, I've been to Four Knocks, County Meath. It was part of a Tour, which was the Celtic Tour (OverTheTopTours). The tourhuide told a story before we went to Four Knocks, telling about Four Knocks as a passway to the Other Side. Creatures from The Other Side might take us to their world and we might be stuck there...and we... More 

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