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Davagh Forest (Chambered Tomb) by A R Cane After wondering around this section of the forest for a good half an hour we came to the conclusion that this might be the candidate for the chambered grave marked on the map. Horribly overgrown and with a fallen tree covering it, it still exuded a certain charm. Of course we could be completely wrong and somebody else may know the whereabouts of some glorious site tucked snugly in the conifers!
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Posted by A R Cane
4th July 2013ce
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Hi there,

Anthony Weir has this to say: ~ 3 km NNE of Beaghmore in Davagh forest are Davagh Lower double stone circle, alignment of three stones, part of another stone circle, and (600 metres SW) a low wedge-tomb whose roofstones are still in place." Here: http://www.irishmegaliths.org.uk/tyrone.htm

Found this comprehensive survey if you are interested: http://uas.society.qub.ac.uk/fieldsurvey/pdf/Davagh%20Survey%20Report.pdf
ryaner Posted by ryaner
5th July 2013ce
Hi Ryaner,
Many thanks for this. Interesting! Still not sure whether this is what we thought it was, but we definitely found the other site near the river. Photos to follow shortly. Do you know these sites?
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
5th July 2013ce
No I don't, first I heard of them was when you posted. Burl mentions the circles in his stone circle books and the alignments in his stone row book. I'll look up the entries tomorrow to see if there's mention of the tomb.

I've been to Beaghmore and a couple of other sites in Tyrone – I haven't ventured north of the border too much for the usual reason – so much to see and so little time.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th July 2013ce
I know exactly what you mean! We were only in the area for a couple of days but there's so much to see, you're almost tripping over it. And Beaghmore - absolutely stunning! Probably in my top five sites visited. A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
6th July 2013ce
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