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Portal Tomb


There is a cromlech at Knockeen which consists of eight large stones. The largest stone weighs four tons. There are six supporting stones and two covering stones. Some people call it the "Druid's Altar". It is said that the women carried the stones in their aprons to make the cromlech. Some people say that a giant who was passing by one day took a bite out of Sugarloaf Hill, and the cromlech is made of the crumbs he dropped.
From the Schools Collection made in the 1930s, and now being digitised at
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th April 2016ce

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