Megalithic Cycle Loop Waterford

The Megalithic Cycle Loop is a truly unique experience in the heart of Ireland‘s Ancient East. Simply hire a bike from us and we will provide you with a map listing the sites of the ancient Dolmens, Standing Stones & Passage tombs which are up to 5’000 years old. ( Self-Guided )

Bikes Standing against Gaulstown Dolmen in Waterford

Gaulstown Dolmen

This magnificent monument is 2.4 meters in height with a cap stone 4.2 meters in length and a meter thick. The area is known locally as “cnocanchailighe” which translates as Hill of the Hag. This monument dates from the neolithic period about 3500BC.

knockeen dolmen Waterford

Knockeen Portal Tomb

This is an amazing Portal Tomb that stands 3.5 meters in height with the portal stones standing at 2.8 meters high and form a porch with a door stone. It has two cap stones and this is similar to what is found elsewhere in Ireland

Dunhill Dolmen Waterford

Dunhill Dolmen

This Dolmen lies just beside the village of Dunhill and is dominated by its large boulder cap stone that rests on one orthostat and a large pile of smaller stones. It doesn’t have the usual style of a Dolmen but is very impressive with the cap stone estimated to weigh 30 tonnes.

Mattewstown Passage Tomb Matthewstown Waterford

Matthewstown Passage Tomb

Matthewstown Passage Tomb is located in a very modern farm complex so admission is gained by asking at the farm office only. This Passage Tomb is 3.5 meters long and 1.6 meters in width with 3 of its roof stones still in place.It looks like there has been movement on this Tomb over the millennia.

Ballymote standing stone Waterford

Ballymote Standing Stone

This stone stands at 3.7 meters and is described as a monolith. There is a number of reasons for these and range in age from thousands of years right up to the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of these may very well be the last stone of a destroyed Portal Tomb.

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb Waterford

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

This Portal Tomb hasn’t been kept up to the high standard of other Dolmens in the locality due to block work that was carried out in the 1940s. It is still impressive in its own right and stands in the middle of a field.