museums-attractions Kinnitty Pyramid

Ireland’s first ever pyramid burial vault located is located in Kinnitty at the rear of the Church of Ireland in the village It is an exact replica of the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. 

It was built in 1834 by the Bernard family who lived in Kinnitty Castle. .It is believed that the idea was derived from a visit to Egypt by one of the family members during his military service in the country. Six Bernard family members are buried in the tomb.

The site is in the shape of a keyhole. This was common in Eygpt where there is a similar shape devining device called an ankh. The well at Lemonaghan near Ferbane also has the same shape.

If you would like to learn more about Kinnitty Pyramid – Check out Giltraps Guesthouse & Glampings blog about the history of Kinnitty.