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Portal Tomb


This tomb no longer appears to be with us.
With the construction of the M8 the site of this is difficult to get to.
I've been up here twice and Im fairly satisfied that it is no longer here. It is in a pine plantation and there is a little mound roughly in the area where I think it may have been.
As they say better men than me are welcome to try!

Well I was wrong about this site, I attended a talk about prehistoric sites in the Suir Valley and this appeared on it with a picture and everything. So this made me even more determined to find it.
It is very tough to find even with the ten digit OS grid ref.
It is in a kind of forest area with loads of different types of trees etc and no paths to it.
There does seem to be various paths through the forest but they dont go to this so it makes it even more confusing.
I believe it is listed as a possible Portal Tomb, Im not sure why that is so. although in fairness its state of repair at the moment is poor. There seems to be only a capstone and one small upright remaining. There is also some quartz stone in the vicinity.
Apologies about the pictures, I will get a few better ones another day, if I can find it again!
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
30th January 2007ce
Edited 2nd January 2009ce

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Got here today on the way home from a motorcycle rally in Roscrea, surprisingly easy to find, just off a forest track, route to the tomb is indicated by bright red & white tape all the way from the track, much overgrown since the photographs above was taken

My co-ordinates differ slightly
bogman Posted by bogman
28th August 2011ce
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