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Bawnfree Hill

Passage Grave


I approached this tomb from the farm-track on the north-east side of the hill (Kilmacoliver). You can park at S434293 and head up from there.
It was a very windy day and lots of low cloud obscured the fantastic views that have been described on megalithomania. That said, it's great to see another passage tomb around here. I could see across to the quarry near Knockroe but couldn't get a bearing on the tomb itself.
Approaching the site it looks like a stone circle; the kerbing on the south-east side looking more like standing stones than kerbstones.
The circular marking on one of the entrance stones is a bonus. One wonders how much more art there had been here once upon a time. The remains of the chamber say that it was of the cruciform type but there's only vague hints of a passage left.
Blown away by the wind, I was slightly underwhelmed by the ruins here.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
21st August 2006ce

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