|Location||valley of the River Boyne|
|Region||County Meath, Ireland|
|Type||henge, ritual pond|
|Part of||Brú na Bóinne|
|Criteria||i, iii, iv|
|Designated||1993 (17th session)|
|Part of||Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne|
|Region||Europe and North America|
Monknewtown (Irish: Baile Nua na Manach, meaning "new town of the monks"), historically called Rathenskin, is a townland 3 km east of Slane in County Meath, Ireland. It stands on the Mattock River, which feeds several historic watermills nearby.
The pond probably dates to the later Neolithic, being a later addition to the complex, and consists of a 2 meter high earth bank that creates a 30-meter diameter enclosure that is filled with water.
The site may have played a preliminary or final role in prehistoric activities connected with the tombs and other ritual sites to the south.
- Lewis-Williams, D. and Pearce, D., Inside the Neolithic Mind, Thames and Hudson, London, 2005, ISBN 0-500-05138-0
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