Knockmany Passage Tomb

Augher, United Kingdom

Knockmany passage tomb, or Anya's Cove, is an ancient burial monument on the summit of Knockmany Hill, near the village of Augher in Northern Ireland. It is the remains of a Neolithic passage tomb and its stones are decorated with rare megalithic art. They are protected by a concrete chamber and mound, built in 1959 by the Department of the Environment, roughly resembling the mound that would have originally covered it. The stones can be viewed through the entrance gates. It is a monument in state care.

The monument is a passage tomb built during the Neolithic, about 3000 BC. The chamber was originally covered with a stone cairn and earth. The orthostats remain: these are of height 0.91–2.13 m, and three of them show carved decorations including concentric circles, spirals and zigzags. They are similar to the decorated stones of the tombs at Loughcrew and Newgrange.

Knockmany comes from Irish Cnoc mBáine 'Báine's hill'. Báine (meaning 'whiteness') was a supernatural being, probably a goddess, who became conflated with the more famous goddess Áine. According to legend, Queen Báine was wife of the 1st-century King Túathal Techtmar and was buried here, in the tomb of the earlier Queen Áine.



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Julija Zukova (3 months ago)
Beautiful walk and scenery.
Glen Calvert (big g) (11 months ago)
Beautiful place if you love the outdoors and forests, the red squirrels are amazing
Deividas Kevisas (2 years ago)
Absolutely great place for hiking. And super good for couples as this place just makes you complete the same goal and bring you together
Zara Wright (2 years ago)
lovely views, especially in Autumn...
G MacUait (2 years ago)
A walk to the top of the hill is great exercise, and the views are worth the effort. Lovely place, any time of the year!
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